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Best time to visit Sri Lanka
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- Arugam Bay
- Mirissa Beach
- Mount Lavinia-Dehiwala
- Nuwara Eliya
When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?
The best time to visit Sri Lanka (Colombo) is January, February, March, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.
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The weather guide for Sri Lanka (Colombo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.
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Sri Lanka overview
The climate of Sri Lanka is consistently warm and sunny and conditions rarely grow chilly, even at night.
In the lowland areas around the coast, temperatures are much higher and humidity can make evenings rather clammy, although sea breezes keep daytimes fairly fresh.
Rain tends to fall mainly in the afternoons and can be accompanied by thunderstorms.
What to pack for Sri Lanka weather
You will need only light clothes for a trip to Sri Lanka.
Which is the hottest month in Sri Lanka?
The hottest time of year in Colombo, Sri Lanka is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.
Which month has the most rain in Sri Lanka?
In terms of rainfall, May is usually the wettest month in Colombo, Sri Lanka with 382mm on average. There are normally 14 days in May with some rain.
When is it sunniest in Sri Lanka?
The sunniest time of year in Colombo, Sri Lanka is normally March with bright sunshine on average for 72% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.
When is the sea warmest in Sri Lanka?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Colombo, Sri Lanka in April when the water temperature reaches 30°C.
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