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

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

Kelaniya is a coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 28846 people. The water temperature around Kelaniya has low variability throughout the year. 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 graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Kelaniya 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 Kelaniya?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Kelaniya is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Kelaniya. A spot, which is not too far away, is Bennys, which is 57.7km (36.5miles) away from Kelaniya. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Bennys and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Kelaniya are Hikkaduwa, which is ca 58.7km (36.5miles) away, and Main Point, located approximately 59.2km (36.8miles) from Kelaniya.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Kelaniya. The closest one is Mount Lavinia, which is just 8.9km (5.6miles) away from Kelaniya. Another nice beach near Kelaniya is Mount Lavinia, which is ca 8.9km (5.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Kelaniya?

The average water temperature around Kelaniya is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with only little changes throughout 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 Kelaniya. However, 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 around Kelaniya can be very intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Kelaniya?

Fishing and diving conditions are very constant during the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Kelaniya: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kelaniya...

Do you know what the the city Kilrush in Ireland, the city Varnamo in Sweden, and Cook Canyon have in common with Kelaniya? Click on the links to find out...