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

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

Hikkaduwa is a beach in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Hikkaduwa is almost steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.6°C (79.8°F) in August up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of April, 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 spring, since Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa?

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

Are there surf spots close to Hikkaduwa?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Hikkaduwa. The nearest one is Bennys, which is only 1km (1miles) away from Hikkaduwa. Click here for more information on Bennys and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Hikkaduwa are Hikkaduwa, which is approximately 1.5km (1miles) away, and Main Point, located ca 1.9km (1.2miles) from Hikkaduwa.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches close to Hikkaduwa. The nearest one is Hikkaduwa, which is only 0km (0miles) away from Hikkaduwa. Another beach near Hikkaduwa is Ambalangoda, which is 7.6km (4.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Hikkaduwa?

The average water temperature at Hikkaduwa is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with only little 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 at Hikkaduwa. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Hikkaduwa can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Hikkaduwa?

Fishing and diving conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters at Hikkaduwa are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Hikkaduwa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hikkaduwa...

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