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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Suncheon, South Korea

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

Suncheon is a coastal city in South Korea. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 230796 people. The water temperature around Suncheon has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 9.9°C (49.8°F) in February up to 25.1°C (77.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Suncheon 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 Suncheon?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Suncheon is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Suncheon. The next good one is Hae un dae, which is about 95.5km (59.3miles) away from Suncheon. Click here to check out more information on Hae un dae and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Suncheon are Busan, which is 95.5km (59.3miles) away, and Song Jung Beach, located roughly 97.9km (60.8miles) from Suncheon.

Are there nice beaches located close to Suncheon?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Suncheon. A good beach nearby is Haeundae Beach, which is 95.6km (59.4miles) away from Suncheon. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Lazurnaya Bay, which is roughly 615.8km (382.5miles) away from Suncheon.

What wetsuit is needed for Suncheon?

The water temperature around Suncheon is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to roughly 10°C (50°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Suncheon?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Suncheon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Suncheon...

Do you know what the the city Banjar Beji in Indonesia, the city SantEgidio del Monte Albino in Italy, and the city Pilsley in United Kingdom have in common with Suncheon? Click on the links to find out...