Best time to visit, weather and climate Anuradhapura

Best time to visit Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka is from january until september and december, when you will have a warm or hot temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in Anuradhapura is 34°C in march and the lowest is 29°C in december. The weather and climate of Anuradhapura is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Anuradhapura is an 9,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


Anuradhapura has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Anuradhapura or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Anuradhapura per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30°C 32°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 32°C 30°C 29°C
30
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37
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44
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98
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60
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13
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13
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27
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51
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177
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150
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90
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Climate Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Anuradhapura is 30° degrees and there is about 1813 mm 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.


Climate Anuradhapura

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 30°C 32°C 34°C 34°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 33°C 32°C 30°C 29°C
Night 21°C 21°C 22°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 23°C 22°C
Precip 30
mm
37
mm
44
mm
98
mm
60
mm
13
mm
13
mm
27
mm
51
mm
177
mm
150
mm
90
mm
Rain
days
14 12 14 24 15 9 8 11 13 22 25 22
Dry
days
17 16 17 6 16 21 23 20 17 9 5 9
Sun hours
per day
8 9 9 10 11 10 11 9 10 8 6 5
Wind force
in Bft
3 3 2 2 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 3
UV-index 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
 

Weather Anuradhapura january

On average, it is maximum 30° in january in Anuradhapura and at least around 21° degrees. In january there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura february

On average, it is maximum 32° in february in Anuradhapura and at least around 21° degrees. In february there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura march

On average, it is maximum 34° in march in Anuradhapura and at least around 22° degrees. In march there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura april

On average, it is maximum 34° in april in Anuradhapura and at least around 24° degrees. In april there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 98 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura may

On average, it is maximum 33° in may in Anuradhapura and at least around 25° degrees. In may there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura june

On average, it is maximum 33° in june in Anuradhapura and at least around 26° degrees. In june there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura july

On average, it is maximum 33° in july in Anuradhapura and at least around 25° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 13 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura august

On average, it is maximum 33° in august in Anuradhapura and at least around 25° degrees. In august there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura september

On average, it is maximum 33° in september in Anuradhapura and at least around 25° degrees. In september there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 17 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura october

On average, it is maximum 32° in october in Anuradhapura and at least around 24° degrees. In october there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 177 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Anuradhapura and at least around 23° degrees. In november there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 150 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Anuradhapura.

Weather Anuradhapura december

On average, it is maximum 29° in december in Anuradhapura and at least around 22° degrees. In december there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 90 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Anuradhapura.

14 day weather forecast Anuradhapura

The weather for Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka will be 35° till 34° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
17 Apr
Lichte regen 35°C 24°C 7.7 mm 70% 3m/s 6
Su
18 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 34°C 24°C 1.1 mm 25% 4m/s 11
Mo
19 Apr
Bewolkt 35°C 24°C 1.4 mm 30% 4m/s 9
Tu
20 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 35°C 24°C 3.4 mm 55% 4m/s 11
We
21 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 35°C 24°C 3.5 mm 55% 4m/s 9
Th
22 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 34°C 24°C 0.4 mm 15% 4m/s 9
Fr
23 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 34°C 24°C 0.1 mm 20% 4m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
24 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 35°C 24°C 0.2 mm 20% 4m/s 8
Su
25 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 35°C 24°C 2.7 mm 45% 4m/s 10
Mo
26 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 35°C 24°C 0.1 mm 20% 4m/s 11
Tu
27 Apr
Licht bewolkt 34°C 25°C 0.1 mm 20% 6m/s 11
We
28 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 34°C 24°C 2.2 mm 40% 5m/s 6
Th
29 Apr
Licht bewolkt 34°C 25°C 0.1 mm 20% 4m/s 10
Fr
30 Apr
Bewolkt 33°C 24°C 2.2 mm 40% 4m/s 4

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Hotels and apartments in Anuradhapura

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Flight tickets to Anuradhapura

The 3 nearest airports to Anuradhapura you can fly to are:

  • China Bay Airport (89 km)
    Trincomalee
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (139 km)
    Colombo
  • Batticaloa Airport (156 km)
    Batticaloa

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About Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura lies in Sri Lanka in the province North Central and the population consists of 118.302 inhabitants. If you want to call Anuradhapura 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.

Anuradhapura is in a straight line at 8.630 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hours.

The coordinates of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka are latitude: 8.3171 en longitude: 80.4051

The GPS coordinates are N 8° 19' 1.5600" en E 80° 24' 18.3600"

Currency Anuradhapura

In Anuradhapura the Sri Lankan rupee is used to pay.

Exchange rate Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) 17 april 2021

1 Sri Lankan rupee = 0,01 United States dollar
100 Sri Lankan rupee = 0,54 United States dollar

1 United States dollar = 184,42 Sri Lankan rupee
100 United States dollar = 18.441,74 Sri Lankan rupee

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Time difference Anuradhapura

In Anuradhapura it is now 23:56 o’clock in the evening on saturday 17 april 2021. That is 9,5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Anuradhapura is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.

Vaccinations Anuradhapura

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 Anuradhapura.

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