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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Arugam Bay...

Arugam Bay is a beach in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Arugam Bay is nearly constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in August up to 30.2°C (86.3°F) in the month of May, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Arugam Bay 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 at Arugam Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Arugam Bay is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Arugam Bay. The nearest one is Elephant rock, which is only 0.6km (1miles) away from Arugam Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Elephant rock and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Arugam Bay are Peanuts Farm, which is ca 1.5km (1miles) away, and Arugam Bay, located approximately 2.4km (1.5miles) from Arugam Bay.

Are there any other beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Arugam Bay. A good beach nearby is Batticaloa, which is just 64.8km (40.2miles) away from Arugam Bay. Another beach near Arugam Bay is Pasikudah, roughly 79.3km (49.2miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Arugam Bay?

The average water temperature at Arugam Bay is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Arugam Bay. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Arugam Bay can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Arugam Bay?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Arugam Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Arugam Bay...

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