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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Second Thomas Shoal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Second Thomas Shoal...

Second Thomas Shoal is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Second Thomas Shoal varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.2°F) in January up to 30.3°C (86.5°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Second Thomas Shoal 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 Second Thomas Shoal?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Second Thomas Shoal is approximately:
30°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots close to Second Thomas Shoal?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Second Thomas Shoal. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pundakit, which is almost 456km (283.2miles) away from Second Thomas Shoal. Click here for directions and for more information on Pundakit and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing High 5 Lahar, which is ca 463.5km (287.9miles) away from Second Thomas Shoal. Another fun surfspot is High 5 Lahar, located roughly 463.5km (287.9miles) from Second Thomas Shoal.

Are there nice beaches near Second Thomas Shoal?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Second Thomas Shoal. One that might be worth checking out is Nagtabon Beach, which is 191.9km (119.2miles) away from Second Thomas Shoal. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Palawan, which is roughly 197.9km (122.9miles) away from Second Thomas Shoal.

What wetsuit is recommended for Second Thomas Shoal?

The average water temperature at Second Thomas Shoal is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with very little changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Second Thomas Shoal. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Second Thomas Shoal can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Second Thomas Shoal?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (78-87°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Second Thomas Shoal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Second Thomas Shoal...

Do you know what the the city Seixal in Portugal, the city Villa del Conte in Italy, and Puccini Seamount have in common with Second Thomas Shoal? Click on the links to find out...