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

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

Varkala is a beach in India. The water temperature around Varkala varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 24.6°C (76.2°F) in July up to 30.3°C (86.5°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Varkala 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 Varkala?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Varkala is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Varkala. A spot that might be worth checking out is Kovalam, which is more than 30.2km (18.8miles) away from Varkala. Click here for directions and for more information on Kovalam and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing Hikkaduwa, which is 294.6km (183miles) away from Varkala. Another good surfspot is Hikkaduwa, located approximately 294.6km (183miles) from Varkala.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in close proximity to Varkala. The closest one is Varkala, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Varkala. Another beach near Varkala is Thekkumbhagam-Kappil Beach, which is ca 4km (2.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Varkala?

The sea temperature at Varkala is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (87°F) in the months of March, April, and May. During this time, in the spring, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Varkala. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, sea temperatures cool down to 25°C (76°F). During this season, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Varkala?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during June, July, and August. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during spring when temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (78-87°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Varkala: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Varkala...

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