Several countries border the shores of the South China Sea. We measure sea temperature daily in 6 countries or regions, including: China, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam .
The water temperature right now is at least 81°F and at most 88°F.
The seasonal average water temperature is between 80°F and 87°F (see water temperatures of the South China Sea in may).
The map of water temperatures of the South China Sea in real time
The map below shows today's water temperature of the South China Sea for several coastal cities. You can zoom and move around on the map. By clicking on the markers, you can see details by city.
Where can I swim in the South China Sea today?
Find below today's temperature in the various countries on the shores of the South China Sea. Temperatures are measured on the coast, so these are swimming temperatures.
Water temperature of the South China Sea: by month
See monthly seasonal averages of the water temperature of the South China Sea by clicking on the links below: