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

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

Karaikal is a coastal city in India. It is a quite mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 79653 people. The water temperature around Karaikal is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in January up to 29.9°C (85.8°F) in the month of June, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is early summer, since Karaikal 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 Karaikal?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Karaikal is about:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Karaikal. A good spot nearby is Mahaballipuram, which is 120.1km (74.6miles) away from Karaikal. Click here to check out more information on Mahaballipuram and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Pottuvil Point, which is 311.5km (193.5miles) away from Karaikal. Another good surfspot is Pottuvil Point, located approximately 311.5km (193.5miles) from Karaikal.

Are there beaches close by?

There are other gorgeous beaches close to Karaikal. The nearest one is Pondicherry Beach, which is 1km (0.6miles) away from Karaikal. Another good beach near Karaikal is Karaikal Beach, which is roughly 1.2km (0.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Karaikal?

The average sea temperature around Karaikal 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 water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Karaikal. Nevertheless, 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 Karaikal can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing near Karaikal?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters around Karaikal are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Karaikal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Karaikal...

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