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

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

Bentota is a beach in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Bentota has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.4°C (79.6°F) in July up to 29.9°C (85.8°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 Bentota 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 Bentota?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Bentota is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Bentota. A spot that might be worth checking out is Bennys, which is 20.4km (13.3miles) away from Bentota. Click here to check out more information on Bennys and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Bentota are Hikkaduwa, which is 21.4km (13.3miles) away, and Main Point, located ca 21.9km (13.6miles) from Bentota.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in close proximity to Bentota. The nearest one is Bentota, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Bentota. Another good beach near Bentota is Beruwala, which is 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bentota?

The average water temperature at Bentota 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 temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Bentota. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Bentota can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Bentota?

Diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at Bentota are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Bentota: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bentota...

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