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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pottuvil Point, Sri Lanka

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Pottuvil Point...

Pottuvil Point is a surf spot in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Pottuvil Point has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in August up to 30.2°C (86.3°F) in the month of May, 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 late spring, since Pottuvil Point 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 Pottuvil Point?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Pottuvil Point is ca:
30°C (86°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Pottuvil Point. The closest one is Arugam Bay, which is only 2.5km (1.6miles) away from Pottuvil Point. Click here to check out more information on Arugam Bay and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Pottuvil Point is Elephant rock, which is ca 4.8km (3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches located close to Pottuvil Point?

There are not many beaches near to Pottuvil Point. A good beach nearby is Arugam Bay, which is 5km (3.1miles) away from Pottuvil Point. Another good beach near Pottuvil Point is Batticaloa, approximately 60.2km (37.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Pottuvil Point?

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

How is the diving and fishing near Pottuvil Point?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Pottuvil Point are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Pottuvil Point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Pottuvil Point...

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