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Arugam Bay water temperature
Arugam Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.1

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Arugam Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Sri Lanka)

Today's Arugam Bay sea temperature is 30.3 °C.

Statistics for 30 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 28.3 °C, range: 27.4 °C to 29.0 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 33 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (30 °C) too at Arugam Bay. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Sri Lanka Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Sri Lanka
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Sri Lanka Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Sri Lanka
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Arugam Bay. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Arugam Bay Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Aragum Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 30°C (84 to 86°F) on around the 16th of April and are at their minimum on about the 1st of January, in the range 27 to 28°C (81 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Aragum Bay mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Arugam Bay can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Arugam Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.