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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ongjin, North Korea

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

Ongjin is a coastal city in North Korea. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the water with a population of 64247 people. The water temperature around Ongjin has extreme variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 2.5°C (36.5°F) in March up to 26.6°C (79.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ongjin is located in the northern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature near Ongjin?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Ongjin is ca:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Ongjin?

Not many surf spots are located close to Ongjin. The next good one is Songdojin-ni, which is more than 168.8km (104.8miles) away from Ongjin. Click here to check out more information on Songdojin-ni and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Hae un dae, which is 287.9km (178.8miles) away from Ongjin. Another fun surfspot is Hae un dae, located approximately 287.9km (178.8miles) from Ongjin.

Are there white sand beaches close to Ongjin?

Not too many beaches are located close to Ongjin. A beach, which is not too far away, is Haeundae Beach, which is 287.9km (178.8miles) away from Ongjin. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Lazurnaya Bay, approximately 498km (309.3miles) away from Ongjin.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ongjin?

The sea temperature around Ongjin is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, temperatures come down to approximately 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ongjin?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Ongjin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ongjin...

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