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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sittwe, Myanmar

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

Sittwe is a coastal city in Myanmar. It is a quite mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 177743 people. The water temperature around Sittwe changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.1°C (77.1°F) in January up to 30.2°C (86.4°F) in the month of May, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Sittwe 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 Sittwe?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Sittwe is about:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Sittwe. The closest decent spot is Mahaballipuram, which is 1002km (622.3miles) away from Sittwe. Click here for more information on Mahaballipuram and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing Arugam Bay, which is ca 1192.1km (740.4miles) away from Sittwe. Another fun surfspot is Arugam Bay, located 1192.1km (740.4miles) from Sittwe.

Are there beaches located close to Sittwe?

No, there are not many beaches near to Sittwe. The closest decent beach is Sittwe Beach, which is 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Sittwe. Another gorgeous beach near Sittwe is St Martins Island, approximately 49.8km (30.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Sittwe?

The water temperature around Sittwe is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of April, May, and June. During this time, in the late spring, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures cool down to 25°C (77°F). In this season, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a rashguard or 1mm top.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sittwe?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F) during December, January, and February. Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during April, May, and June when sea temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sittwe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sittwe...

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