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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 surf spot in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Arugam Bay is almost constant during 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 shown in the graph 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 approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Arugam Bay. The closest one is Elephant rock, which is just 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Arugam Bay. Click here for more information on Elephant rock and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Arugam Bay is Pottuvil Point, which is approximately 2.5km (1.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches located close to Arugam Bay?

No, there are not many beaches near to Arugam Bay. The next good one is Arugam Bay, which is 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Arugam Bay. Another beach near Arugam Bay is Batticaloa, ca 62.6km (38.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Arugam Bay?

The average water temperature at Arugam Bay is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little variations during 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. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Arugam Bay can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Arugam Bay?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Arugam Bay are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Arugam Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Arugam Bay...

Do you know what the the city Pontonnyy in Russia, the city Banjar Beraban Kangin in Indonesia, and the city Thorngumbald in United Kingdom have in common with Arugam Bay? Click on the links to find out...