Climate Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a tropical rainforest climate. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Sri Lanka is 57° degrees and there is about 714 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 61 days a year with an average humidity of 79% and an UV-index of 7.

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Climate Sri Lanka by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 87 89 89 89 87 84 84 84 85 86 86 86
Night temp. (°F) 73 74 76 78 79 78 77 77 77 77 76 75
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 15 19 25 40 97 102 82 82 62 80 69 41
Days with rain 11 13 20 25 28 29 30 30 27 27 25 20
Dry days 20 15 11 5 3 1 1 1 3 4 5 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 7 7

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Best time to visit Sri Lanka

To go to Sri Lanka, the best time to visit is January through March. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Sri Lanka, February is the warmest month with 89°F and the most cold month is 84°F in June.

Sri Lanka weather by month

What is the average Sri Lanka weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka lies in a straight line about 8,716 miles from United States (New York → Colombo).

How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sri Lanka is approximately 18 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Sri Lanka?

These are the largest airports in Sri Lanka:

  • Kankesanturai Airport (JAF) in Jaffna
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) in Colombo
  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Colombo
  • Batticaloa Airport (BTC) in Batticaloa
  • China Bay Airport (TRR) in Trincomalee
  • Koggala Airport (KCT) in Galle
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)

How many inhabitants does Sri Lanka have?

Sri Lanka has 21,444,000 inhabitants.

How big is Sri Lanka?

The surface area of Sri Lanka is 40,771 mi². It is 6x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Sri Lanka?

The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo.

What is the area code of Sri Lanka?

The area code to call Sri Lanka is +94.

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