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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Batticaloa...

Batticaloa is a beach in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Batticaloa is constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.9°C (80.4°F) in January up to 30.2°C (86.4°F) in the month of April, 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 spring, since Batticaloa 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 Batticaloa?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Batticaloa is approximately:
29°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots near Batticaloa?

There are not too many surf spots close to Batticaloa. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pottuvil Point, which is 60.2km (38.9miles) away from Batticaloa. Click here for more information on Pottuvil Point and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Batticaloa are Arugam Bay, which is ca 62.6km (38.9miles) away, and Elephant rock, located 64.4km (40miles) from Batticaloa.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches in close proximity to Batticaloa. The nearest one is Pasikudah, which is 15.2km (9.5miles) away from Batticaloa. Another beautiful beach near Batticaloa is Pasikudah and Kalkudah, which is ca 15.2km (9.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Batticaloa?

The average water temperature at Batticaloa is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with only little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Batticaloa. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Batticaloa can be very intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Batticaloa?

Diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at Batticaloa are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Batticaloa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Batticaloa...

Do you know what the the city Averlak in Germany, the city Thap Sakae in Thailand, and the city Horsley Park in Australia have in common with Batticaloa? Click on the links to find out...