Best time to visit Matara, Sri Lanka

The best time to visit Matara in Sri Lanka is from january until december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in Matara is 31°C in february and the lowest is 29°C in june. The water temperature is around 29°C. The weather and climate of Matara is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Matara is an 9,7. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
21
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30
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31
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31
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30
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10
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10
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17
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26
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42
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47
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37
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Climate Matara

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

 
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 30°C 31°C 31°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Night 23°C 23°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C
Water 28°C 28°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 29°C 28°C
Precip 21
mm
30
mm
31
mm
31
mm
30
mm
10
mm
10
mm
17
mm
26
mm
42
mm
47
mm
37
mm
Rain
days
12 13 16 19 13 7 8 9 12 16 19 16
Dry
days
19 15 15 11 18 23 23 22 18 15 11 15
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 10 10 9 9 8 9 8 8 7
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
 

Weather Matara january

On average, it is maximum 30° in january in Matara and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In january there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara february

On average, it is maximum 31° in february in Matara and at least around 23° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara march

On average, it is maximum 31° in march in Matara and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In march there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara april

On average, it is maximum 31° in april in Matara and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In april there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara may

On average, it is maximum 30° in may in Matara and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30° degrees. In may there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Matara and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In june there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara july

On average, it is maximum 30° in july in Matara and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In july there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Matara and at least around 26° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In august there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 17 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Matara and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Matara and at least around 25° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In october there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Matara and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29° degrees. In november there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Matara.

Weather Matara december

On average, it is maximum 30° in december in Matara and at least around 24° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28° degrees. In december there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 37 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Matara.

14 day weather forecast Matara

The weather for Matara in Sri Lanka will be 31° till 32° 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
Regen 31°C 25°C 12 mm 80% 2m/s 4
Su
18 Apr
Bewolkt 31°C 25°C 1.0 mm 25% 3m/s 7
Mo
19 Apr
Bewolkt 31°C 25°C 2.5 mm 45% 3m/s 4
Tu
20 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 1.5 mm 35% 3m/s 6
We
21 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 2.0 mm 40% 3m/s 4
Th
22 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 4.1 mm 60% 3m/s 9
Fr
23 Apr
Regen 31°C 24°C 13 mm 80% 3m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Wind UV
Sa
24 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 25°C 3.6 mm 55% 3m/s 8
Su
25 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 26°C 3.6 mm 55% 3m/s 5
Mo
26 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 25°C 1.0 mm 25% 4m/s 4
Tu
27 Apr
Wisselend bewolkt 32°C 26°C 0.4 mm 15% 4m/s 8
We
28 Apr
Licht bewolkt 32°C 26°C 1.6 mm 35% 4m/s 9
Th
29 Apr
Overwegend bewolkt 32°C 26°C 1.3 mm 30% 4m/s 9
Fr
30 Apr
Bewolkt 32°C 26°C 1.2 mm 30% 4m/s 3

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Hotels and apartments in Matara

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Flight tickets to Matara

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

  • Koggala Airport (25 km)
    Galle
  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport (121 km)
    Colombo
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (155 km)
    Colombo

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About Matara

Matara lies in Sri Lanka in the province Southern and the population consists of 68.244 inhabitants. If you want to call Matara 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.

Matara is in a straight line at 8.844 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hours15.

The coordinates of Matara, Sri Lanka are latitude: 5.948611 en longitude: 80.542778

The GPS coordinates are N 5° 56' 54.9600" en E 80° 32' 34.0800"

Currency Matara

In Matara 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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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.

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:

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Time difference Matara

In Matara it is now 23:15 o’clock in the evening on saturday 17 april 2021. That is 9,5 hour later than in United States. The time zone of Matara is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.

Vaccinations Matara

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 Matara.

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