Best time to visit, weather and climate Colombo

Best time to visit Colombo, Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Colombo in Sri Lanka is from january until april and december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Colombo is 32°C in february and the lowest is 29°C in june. The water temperature is between 24°C and 30°C. The weather and climate of Colombo is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Colombo is an 7,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


Colombo has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Colombo 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 Colombo per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
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102
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Climate Colombo

Colombo has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Colombo 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 Colombo

 
Day
Night
Water
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 31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Night 23°C 23°C 24°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C
Water 24°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 24°C 28°C 27°C 28°C 30°C 29°C 28°C
Precip 38
mm
47
mm
64
mm
102
mm
246
mm
260
mm
209
mm
208
mm
158
mm
202
mm
175
mm
104
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7
Wind force
in 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
 

Weather Colombo january

On average, it is maximum 31° in january in Colombo and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo february

On average, it is maximum 32° in february in Colombo and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo march

On average, it is maximum 32° in march in Colombo and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25° degrees. In march there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 64 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo april

On average, it is maximum 32° in april in Colombo and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In april there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo may

On average, it is maximum 31° in may in Colombo and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26° degrees. In may there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 246 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Colombo and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 24° degrees. In june there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 260 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in Colombo and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In july there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 209 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Colombo and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 27° degrees. In august there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 208 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Colombo and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In september there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 158 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Colombo and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In october there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 202 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Colombo and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In november there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 175 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Colombo.

Weather Colombo december

On average, it is maximum 30° in december in Colombo and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Colombo.

14 day weather forecast Colombo

The weather for Colombo in Sri Lanka will be around 33° 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 Water Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
17 Apr
Lichte regen 32°C 24°C 30°C 7.6 mm 70% 2m/s 4
Su
18 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 23°C 30°C 2.6 mm 45% 3m/s 7
Mo
19 Apr
Bewolkt 33°C 23°C 30°C 1.7 mm 35% 2m/s 4
Tu
20 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 24°C 30°C 3.9 mm 55% 2m/s 5
We
21 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 24°C 30°C 4.6 mm 60% 3m/s 4
Th
22 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 24°C 30°C 1.9 mm 40% 3m/s 8
Fr
23 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 33°C 24°C 30°C 1.3 mm 30% 2m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
24 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 30°C 2.1 mm 40% 3m/s 4
Su
25 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 33°C 25°C 30°C 1.1 mm 25% 3m/s 4
Mo
26 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 34°C 25°C 30°C 0.6 mm 15% 3m/s 9
Tu
27 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 30°C 3.0 mm 50% 3m/s 9
We
28 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 30°C 1.2 mm 30% 3m/s 9
Th
29 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 24°C 30°C 0.9 mm 25% 3m/s 3
Fr
30 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 25°C 30°C 2.4 mm 45% 3m/s 3

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Flight tickets to Colombo

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

  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport (13 km)
    Colombo
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (28 km)
    Colombo
  • Koggala Airport (117 km)
    Galle

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About Colombo

Colombo lies in Sri Lanka in the province Western and the population consists of 217.000 inhabitants. If you want to call Colombo 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.

Colombo is in a straight line at 8.711 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hours5.

The coordinates of Colombo, Sri Lanka are latitude: 6.931944 en longitude: 79.847778

The GPS coordinates are N 6° 55' 54.8400" en E 79° 50' 52.0800"

Currency Colombo

In Colombo 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 Colombo

In Colombo it is now 22:56 o’clock in the evening on saturday 17 april 2021. That is 9,5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Colombo is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.

Vaccinations Colombo

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 Colombo.

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