Best time to visit Jaffna, Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Jaffna in Sri Lanka is from january until september and december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in Jaffna is 30°C in april and the lowest is 27°C in january. The water temperature is between 28°C and 32°C. The weather and climate of Jaffna is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Jaffna is an 8,6. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27°C 28°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 28°C
34
mm
19
mm
15
mm
21
mm
27
mm
12
mm
12
mm
27
mm
54
mm
150
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173
mm
130
mm


Climate Jaffna

Jaffna has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Jaffna 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 Jaffna

 
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 27°C 28°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 28°C
Night 26°C 26°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 26°C
Water 28°C 29°C 30°C 32°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 30°C 29°C
Precip 34
mm
19
mm
15
mm
21
mm
27
mm
12
mm
12
mm
27
mm
54
mm
150
mm
173
mm
130
mm
Rain
days
11 6 6 7 6 5 8 11 15 22 22 19
Dry
days
20 22 25 23 25 25 23 20 15 9 8 12
Sun hours
per day
9 9 10 11 12 12 12 10 11 9 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
4 4 3 3 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 7
 

Weather Jaffna january

On average, it is maximum 27° in january in Jaffna and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 34 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna february

On average, it is maximum 28° in february in Jaffna and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In february there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna march

On average, it is maximum 29° in march in Jaffna and at least around 27° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 15 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna april

On average, it is maximum 30° in april in Jaffna and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 32° degrees. In april there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna may

On average, it is maximum 30° in may in Jaffna and at least around 29° degrees. The sea temperature is around 31° degrees. In may there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Jaffna and at least around 29° degrees. The sea temperature is around 31° degrees. In june there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in Jaffna and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 31° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Jaffna and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° 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 Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Jaffna and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In september there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 54 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna october

On average, it is maximum 29° in october in Jaffna and at least around 28° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In october there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 150 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna november

On average, it is maximum 28° in november in Jaffna and at least around 27° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In november there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 173 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in Jaffna.

Weather Jaffna december

On average, it is maximum 28° in december in Jaffna and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In december there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 130 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in Jaffna.

14 day weather forecast Jaffna

The weather for Jaffna in Sri Lanka will be 31° till 32° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days 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
Overwegend bewolkt 31°C 28°C 30°C 0.1 mm 20% 5m/s 8
Su
18 Apr
Onweer met regen 31°C 27°C 30°C 5.5 mm 65% 6m/s 4
Mo
19 Apr
Bewolkt 31°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 4
Tu
20 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0.1 mm 20% 7m/s 11
We
21 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 28°C 30°C 1.2 mm 30% 7m/s 8
Th
22 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 31°C 29°C 30°C 0.2 mm 20% 7m/s 11
Fr
23 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
24 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 7
Su
25 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0.1 mm 20% 7m/s 4
Mo
26 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0.2 mm 20% 8m/s 10
Tu
27 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 31°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 9m/s 4
We
28 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 8m/s 10
Th
29 Apr
Licht bewolkt 31°C 29°C 30°C 0 mm 0% 7m/s 11
Fr
30 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 29°C 30°C 0.4 mm 10% 7m/s 8

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Flight tickets to Jaffna

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

  • Kankesanturai Airport (16 km)
    Jaffna
  • China Bay Airport (179 km)
    Trincomalee
  • Madurai Airport (211 km)
    Madurai

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About Jaffna

Jaffna lies in Sri Lanka in the province Northern and the population consists of 250.000 inhabitants. If you want to call Jaffna 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.

Jaffna is in a straight line at 8.487 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 11 hours45.

The coordinates of Jaffna, Sri Lanka are latitude: 9.6567 en longitude: 80.0137

The GPS coordinates are N 9° 39' 24.1200" en E 80° 0' 49.3200"

Currency Jaffna

In Jaffna 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 Jaffna

In Jaffna it is now 23:42 o’clock in the evening on saturday 17 april 2021. That is 9,5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Jaffna is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.

Vaccinations Jaffna

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 Jaffna.

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