Weather, climate and best time to go to Sri Lanka

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Sri Lanka

Best time to go to Sri Lanka

Best time to go to Sri Lanka

The best time to go to Sri Lanka is from january until march, in which you have a hot temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Sri Lanka is 34° in february and the lowest is 30° in july.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Sri Lanka or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Sri Lanka
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 33° 94 mm
Feb 34° 80 mm
Mar 34° 128 mm
Apr 34° 206 mm
May 33° 509 mm
Jun 31° 533 mm
Jul 30° 498 mm
Aug 31° 457 mm
Sep 31° 377 mm
Oct 33° 293 mm
Nov 33° 326 mm
Dec 33° 219 mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of Sri Lanka? Go to the full climate information about Sri Lanka

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Sri Lanka indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Sri Lanka.

Best warm months
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Climate Sri Lanka

Climate Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka there is the tropical wet and dry or savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Sri Lanka is 32° degrees and there is 3719 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 40 days a year with an average humidity of 78% and an UV-index of 6.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Colombo in Sri Lanka per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 33° 23° 94 mm 14 17 3 7
Feb 34° 24° 80 mm 14 14 2 7
Mar 34° 25° 128 mm 22 9 2 7
Apr 34° 26° 206 mm 28 2 2 7
May 33° 27° 509 mm 29 2 3 6
Jun 31° 26° 533 mm 30 0 3 6
Jul 30° 26° 498 mm 31 0 3 6
Aug 31° 26° 457 mm 30 1 3 6
Sep 31° 25° 377 mm 29 1 3 6
Oct 33° 25° 293 mm 27 4 2 6
Nov 33° 25° 326 mm 27 3 2 6
Dec 33° 24° 219 mm 24 7 3 7

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 33° in january in Sri Lanka and at least around 23° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 94 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 34° in february in Sri Lanka and at least around 24° degrees. In february there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 80 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 34° in march in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In march there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 128 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 34° in april in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 206 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 33° in may in Sri Lanka and at least around 27° degrees. In may there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 509 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 31° in june in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In june there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 533 mm

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 30° in july in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In july there are 31 days of rainfall with a total of 498 mm

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 31° in august in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In august there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 457 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 31° in september in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In september there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 377 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 33° in october in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 293 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 33° in november in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In november there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 326 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 33° in december in Sri Lanka and at least around 24° degrees. In december there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 219 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in Sri Lanka.

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Weather statistics Sri Lanka

Weather statistics Sri Lanka

View all weather statistics from Sri Lanka per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Sri Lanka and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Sri Lanka

14 day weather forecast Sri Lanka

The weather for Colombo in Sri Lanka will be 29° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Onweer met regen Light doucheregen Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken Light doucheregen Lichte Regen
Max (°C) 29° 29° 30° 29° 29° 29° 28°
Min (°C) 24° 24° 24° 25° 24° 25° 24°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 65% 55% 15% 30% 40% 45% 80%
Rainfall (mm) 11.2mm 6.9mm 1.1mm 2.4mm 4.1mm 5.3mm 23.6mm
UV-index
UV-index 5 7 5 3 4 6 4
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Lichte Regen Regen Light doucheregen Broken wolken Broken wolken Betrokken wolken Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 28° 29° 29° 27° 27° 26° 27°
Min (°C) 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 24° 23°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 80% 70% 55% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Rainfall (mm) 23.3mm 13.7mm 7.1mm 1.2mm 1.1mm 1.1mm 0.4mm
UV-index
UV-index 7 4 6 2 2 1 1
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About Sri Lanka

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is in the continental part Azië and the capital is Colombo. It is 65.611 km² with 1.340 km of coastline and has a population of 21.444.000. In terms of area, the country is 2,5x as big as United Kingdom. If you want to call Sri Lanka you have to use +94 or 0094 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +945012457809 or 00945012457809.


Sri Lanka is in a straight line at 8.712 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour and 05 min.

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Time difference Sri Lanka

Time difference Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka it is now 22:17 hour in the evening on tuesday 21 august 2018. That is 3,5 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Sri Lanka is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.

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Vaccinations Sri Lanka

Vaccinations Sri Lanka

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in Sri Lanka.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanse encefalitis
  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency Sri Lanka

Currency Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka the Sri Lankaanse roepie is used to pay.

Exchange rate Sri Lankaanse roepie op
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21 2018

1 Sri Lankaanse roepie = € 0,01 euro
100 Sri Lankaanse roepie = € 0,54 euro

1 euro = 183,53 Sri Lankaanse roepie
100 euro = 18.353,32 Sri Lankaanse roepie

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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MasterCard Nearby
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