Sri Lanka
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

The best time to visit 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 in Sri Lanka is 32°C in February and the lowest is 29°C in June.

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

Average Sri Lanka weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 32 32 32 31 29 29 29 29 30 30 30
Precipitation (mm) 38 47 64 102 246 260 209 208 158 202 175 104

Climate data from city: Colombo




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Sri Lanka weather

The Sri Lanka weather for will be 30° till 33° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers. The water temperature is 30°C.

The Sri Lanka weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Colombo.

Sri Lanka 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Wednesday
18 may
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31°C
25°C
0.9 mm
25%
7 Bft
SW
30°C
7
Thursday
19 may
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30°C
25°C
0.4 mm
15%
7 Bft
SW
30°C
3
Friday
20 may
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31°C
24°C
0.2 mm
20%
7 Bft
SW
30°C
6
Saturday
21 may
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31°C
24°C
0.1 mm
20%
7 Bft
SW
30°C
3
Sunday
22 may
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32°C
24°C
0.1 mm
20%
7 Bft
SW
30°C
11


Climate Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lanka

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 32 32 32 31 29 29 29 29 30 30 30
Night temp. (°C) 23 23 24 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 38 47 64 102 246 260 209 208 158 202 175 104
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

Climate data from city: Colombo

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 4,442 km from Philippines (Manila → Colombo).

How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to Sri Lanka is approximately 7 hours.

What are the largest airports in Sri Lanka?

These are the largest airports in Sri Lanka:

How many inhabitants are there in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has approximately 21,444,000 inhabitants.

How big is Sri Lanka?

The area of Sri Lanka is around 65,611 km². It is 5x smaller than Philippines.

What is the capital of Sri Lanka?

The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo.

What is the currency of Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 18 May 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 3.82 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 1 Sri Lankan rupee = 0.26 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 381.89 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 100 Sri Lankan rupee = 26.19 Philippine piso

What is the area code of Sri Lanka?

The area code to call Sri Lanka is +94.