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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Yonggwang-up, North Korea

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Yonggwang-up...

Yonggwang-up is a coastal city in North Korea. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 21882 people. The water temperature around Yonggwang-up has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.2°C (34.2°F) in February up to 21.7°C (71.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Yonggwang-up 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 Yonggwang-up?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Yonggwang-up is ca:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Yonggwang-up. A spot that might be worth checking out is Songdojin-ni, which is 109.8km (68.2miles) away from Yonggwang-up. Click here for directions and for more information on Songdojin-ni and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Busan, which is ca 349.4km (217miles) away from Yonggwang-up. Another surfspot is Busan, located 349.4km (217miles) from Yonggwang-up.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located near to Yonggwang-up. A beach, which is not too far away, is Lazurnaya Bay, which is more than 321.5km (199.7miles) away from Yonggwang-up. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Haeundae Beach, 349.4km (217miles) away from Yonggwang-up.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Yonggwang-up?

The sea temperature around Yonggwang-up is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Yonggwang-up. However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 1°C (34°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Yonggwang-up?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Yonggwang-up: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Yonggwang-up...

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