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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chennai, India

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

Chennai is a coastal city in India. It is a fairly large town close to the ocean with a population of 4328063 people. The water temperature around Chennai has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in February up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of May, 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 late spring, since Chennai 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 Chennai?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters around Chennai is ca:
29°C (85°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Chennai. A spot that might be worth checking out is Mahaballipuram, which is more than 32.9km (20.4miles) away from Chennai. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Mahaballipuram and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Pottuvil Point, which is approximately 442.5km (274.8miles) away from Chennai. Another good surfspot is Pottuvil Point, located approximately 442.5km (274.8miles) from Chennai.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Chennai?

There are several nice beaches in close proximity to Chennai. The closest one is Adyar Beach, which is just 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Chennai. Another good beach near Chennai is Marina Beach, which is roughly 2.6km (1.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Chennai?

The average sea temperature around Chennai is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little changes throughout 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 around Chennai. Nevertheless, 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 around Chennai can be very strong.

How is the diving and fishing near Chennai?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters are nearly almost 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 Chennai: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Chennai...

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