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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 coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 37000 people. 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 near Bentota?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Bentota is approximately:
26°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Bentota. The closest decent spot is Bennys, which is roughly 21.1km (13.7miles) away from Bentota. Click here to check out more information on Bennys and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bentota are Hikkaduwa, which is approximately 22.1km (13.7miles) away, and Main Point, located ca 22.6km (14miles) from Bentota.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches near to Bentota. The nearest one is Bentota, which is just 0.9km (0.5miles) away from Bentota. Another nice beach near Bentota is Bentota, which is ca 0.9km (0.5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Bentota?

The average water temperature around Bentota is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Bentota. 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 around Bentota can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bentota?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little year round. The waters around Bentota are nearly almost 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 Bentota: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bentota...

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