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Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong, Vietnam | © kuku.travel

Current water temperature in the South China Sea. Historical and statistical data. Forecast of changes in water temperature in the South China Sea.

Current water temperature in South China Sea

#minimal
72°F
#average
81°F
#maximum
87°F

At the moment on all beaches in South China Sea the water temperature is quite comfortable, and in some locations it is very warm and even hot.

South China Sea: countries

We track and show sea surface temperature in the following countries and regions related to this sea:

South China Sea: water temperature data

Bathing comfort is also affected by air temperature, wind or precipitation. All this data you can see on the page of each location. To do this, you can use the search or view all locations in a region, country, state or coastline of a particular part of Earth.

Zhuhai, China
Zhuhai, China | © 何鸿忠

The warmest water in South China Sea was recorded today in Kuala Perlis. The water temperature in this location is 88°F. And the coldest in Guanbu, its value 73°F.

The water temperature in South China Sea has risen both over the past week and over the month. The general trend can be seen on the graph. It shows the change in the average water temperature, calculated at all points in South China Sea over the past two months.

Indicators of changes in water temperature values throughout the year are important. For the two most popular swimming location in South China Sea, the annual schedules look like this:

South China Sea: general information

Con Dao, Vietnam
Con Dao, Vietnam | © phuong cao

The South China Sea is a semi-enclosed Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southeast Asia, between the Indochina Peninsula, the islands of Kalimantan, Palawan, Luzon and Taiwan.

The South China Sea is characterized by the so-called northern invasions. This term is understood as the rapid spread of masses of cold air in winter, from the north, at a speed of about 15 m / s, to the northern and middle parts of the sea up to 15 ° N. sh., lasting at least 24 hours. These cold intrusions either spread directly to a large area, or cover it gradually, over 1-3 days. The frequency of northern incursions is different in different years, and their intensity also changes. Invasions of relatively cold air from the east, from the ocean, are sometimes observed.

The wave regime of the South China Sea is formed mainly under the influence of the monsoon system. The winds of the winter monsoon are very stable and strong, which favors the development of storm surges and swell. The most intense waves are observed in the northern part of the sea, the least in the southern. During the action of monsoon winds, waves can reach large sizes, not differing much from the sizes of ocean waves. During the period of the winter monsoon, the wave height can reach 7 m with a length of 175 m. The wind speed is relatively high and usually exceeds 12 m / s. Summer monsoon winds are weak and erratic. In this regard, a strong and moderate swell is relatively rare (from 5 to 32%). Even in the northern part of the sea, over 60% of the time, there is a weak swell or its complete absence.

Below is information about the current water temperature, the current trend of its change, information about the weather in selected locations in South China Sea.

CityWaterAir
Da Nang78°F75°F
Hoi An77°F75°F
Hong Kong75°F78°F
Nha Trang81°F82°F
Sanya81°F77°F
Ha Long75°F77°F
Singapore86°F82°F
Langkawi88°F80°F
Mui Ne82°F79°F
Shenzhen75°F78°F
Kaohsiung78°F81°F
Phan Thiet83°F79°F
Ho Chi Minh84°F84°F
Con Dao82°F82°F
Penang88°F83°F

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Palaui Island, Philippines
Palaui Island, Philippines | © Mark Philip Pacampara

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