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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 coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a rather medium-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 86742 people. The water temperature around Batticaloa is nearly 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 interactive table 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 near Batticaloa?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Batticaloa is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Batticaloa. The next good one is Pottuvil Point, which is just 58.6km (37.9miles) away from Batticaloa. Click here for more information on Pottuvil Point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Batticaloa are Arugam Bay, which is approximately 61km (37.9miles) away, and Elephant rock, located roughly 62.8km (39miles) from Batticaloa.

Are there white sand beaches located close to Batticaloa?

There are several nice beaches close to Batticaloa. The nearest one is Batticaloa, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Batticaloa. Another gorgeous beach near Batticaloa is Pasikudah, which is 17.1km (10.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Batticaloa?

The average sea temperature around Batticaloa 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 around Batticaloa. Nevertheless, 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 around Batticaloa can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing near Batticaloa?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters around Batticaloa are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Batticaloa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Batticaloa...

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