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

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

Wattegama is a coastal city in Sri Lanka. It is a fairly dense town close to the water with a population of 8000 people. The water temperature around Wattegama is nearly constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in August up to 30°C (85.9°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 Wattegama 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 Wattegama?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Wattegama is ca:
27°C (80°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Wattegama?

There are not many surf spots close to Wattegama. A spot, which is not too far away, is Okanda, which is just 22.9km (14.5miles) away from Wattegama. Click here for directions and for more information on Okanda and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Wattegama are Peanuts Farm, which is ca 23.4km (14.5miles) away, and Elephant rock, located approximately 23.6km (14.6miles) from Wattegama.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Wattegama. A good beach nearby is Arugam Bay, which is just 24km (14.9miles) away from Wattegama. Another gorgeous beach near Wattegama is Batticaloa, roughly 65.8km (40.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Wattegama?

The average sea temperature around Wattegama is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Wattegama. 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 Wattegama can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Wattegama?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters 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 Wattegama: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Wattegama...

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