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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Dondra Surf Forecast / West / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 IST
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Dondra surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dondra sea temperature is 28.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.4 min: 27.8 °C)
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Dondra surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dondra sea temperature is 28.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.4 min: 27.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Calm condsitions have become offshore at Dondra (light winds from the N at ASCATC81E6N 41 km from Dondra). 0.6m 13 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 9 s period swell from SSE

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41 km away, 3 h 17 min ago

Moderate
16 km/h
N
26.1
28.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dondra this week:

The surf forecast for Dondra over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dondra in the next 7 days are 1.3m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Fri 26th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 14s
Best Surf 2AM (Mon 1st Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 3rd Mar)4.5ft (1.3m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dondra over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
12210322412322323422432
T maldives.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSE
1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1314141311181716151414141313141414141414141414
9817512110140257404493519472452421346346480553668702668642597613604
10
SE
10
SW
0
NNW
5
SW
15
WSW
10
NW
15
ESE
10
SE
10
NE
15
E
15
ESE
15
NE
15
E
15
E
15
NE
15
E
15
ESE
10
NE
20
E
20
ESE
10
NE
15
E
20
ESE
oncross-
on
glasscrosscrossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
2:41PM
0.49
2:41AM
0.56
3:07PM
0.53
3:08AM
0.57
3:35PM
0.56
3:35AM
0.56
4:03PM
0.58
4:02AM
0.54
4:31PM
0.57
4:28AM
0.50
5:01PM
0.55
4:54AM
0.46
5:30PM
0.51
5:18AM
0.41
8:36AM
0.02
8:33PM
0.06
8:59AM
-0.01
9:04PM
0.04
9:23AM
-0.03
9:35PM
0.03
9:47AM
-0.04
10:06PM
0.03
10:12AM
-0.03
10:37PM
0.05
10:37AM
-0.00
11:07PM
0.09
11:02AM
0.04
11:39PM
0.14
11:26AM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Matara which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Dondra.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Dondra blow from the NNW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clearsome cloudsrisk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudsclear
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2828272828262728262728262829262828262828262829
2527252627242527232427232527232527242627232528
2828272828262728262728262829262828262828262829
6:20--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18-
-6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:19--6:19

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Dondra Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dondra provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Dondra can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dondra surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Dondra) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Dondra may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Dondra is 8 km (5 miles) from Matara. If you plan a holiday in West Sri Lanka, look for hotels and other accommodation in Matara. Matara has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.