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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mussau, Papua New Guinea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mussau...

Mussau is an island in Papua New Guinea. It is part of the St. Matthias Islands island group. The water temperature around Mussau is nearly steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.8°C (82°F) in April up to 30.5°C (86.9°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (85°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mussau is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Mussau?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Mussau is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Mussau. A spot, which is not too far away, is Umatac Bay, which is almost 1070.3km (664.8miles) away from Mussau. Click here for directions and for more information on Umatac Bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Gab Gab Beach, which is approximately 1080.2km (670.9miles) away from Mussau. Another good surfspot is Gab Gab Beach, located ca 1080.2km (670.9miles) from Mussau.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Mussau. A good beach nearby is Holtekamp Beach, which is almost 616.6km (383miles) away from Mussau. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Hamadi Beach, which is ca 621.2km (385.8miles) away from Mussau.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Mussau?

The average water temperature around Mussau is extremely warm, around 29°C (85°F), with only little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Mussau. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Mussau can be very strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Mussau?

Diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 26 and 31°C (78-87°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Mussau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Mussau...

Do you know what the the city Pine Ridge at Crestwood in the United States, the city Burrington in the United Kingdom, and the city Londonderry County Borough in the United Kingdom have in common with Mussau? Click on the links to find out...