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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tai O, Hong Kong

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Tai O...

Tai O is a coastal city in Hong Kong. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 2000 people. The water temperature around Tai O has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 17.4°C (63.3°F) in March up to 28.8°C (83.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Tai O 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 Tai O?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Tai O is approximately:
29°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Tai O. A spot, which is not too far away, is Houbihu, which is 441.7km (274.3miles) away from Tai O. Click here for directions and for more information on Houbihu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Jia le Shui, which is roughly 447.8km (278.1miles) away from Tai O. Another surfspot is Jia le Shui, located 447.8km (278.1miles) from Tai O.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Tai O. The next good beach is Rocky Bay Beach, which is almost 18.5km (11.5miles) away from Tai O. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Yalong Bay, 393.9km (244.7miles) away from Tai O.

What wetsuit is needed for Tai O?

The water temperature around Tai O is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Tai O. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, water temperatures cool down to approximately 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Tai O?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tai O: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tai O...

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