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

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

Negombo is a coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a comparatively mid-size city close to the ocean with a population of 137223 people. The water temperature around Negombo is close to steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.2°C (79.2°F) in July up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of April, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Negombo 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 Negombo?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Negombo is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Negombo. The next good one is Bennys, which is roughly 76.1km (47.9miles) away from Negombo. Click here for directions and for more information on Bennys and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Negombo are Hikkaduwa, which is roughly 77.1km (47.9miles) away, and Main Point, located approximately 77.6km (48.2miles) from Negombo.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Negombo?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches near to Negombo. The closest one is Negombo, which is only 3km (1.9miles) away from Negombo. Another gorgeous beach near Negombo is Negombo, which is 3km (1.9miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Negombo?

The average water temperature around Negombo is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Negombo. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Negombo can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Negombo?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters are mostly 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 Negombo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Negombo...

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