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

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

Colombo is a coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a rather large town close to the ocean with a population of 648034 people. The water temperature around Colombo is nearly steady year round. The temperature ranges from 25.7°C (78.3°F) in July up to 29.3°C (84.8°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 Colombo 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 Colombo?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Colombo is ca:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Colombo. A good spot nearby is Bennys, which is roughly 57.4km (36.3miles) away from Colombo. Click here to check out more information on Bennys and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Colombo are Hikkaduwa, which is roughly 58.5km (36.3miles) away, and Main Point, located approximately 59km (36.6miles) from Colombo.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few other beautiful beaches near to Colombo. The nearest one is Mount Lavinia, which is only 6.5km (4.1miles) away from Colombo. Another beach near Colombo is Mount Lavinia, which is roughly 6.5km (4.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Colombo?

The average sea temperature around Colombo 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 sea temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Colombo. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Colombo can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to Colombo?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little year round. The waters around Colombo are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Colombo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Colombo...

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