Sri Lanka
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Sri Lanka

To go to Sri Lanka, the best time to visit is January through March. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In Sri Lanka, February is the warmest month with 32°C and the most cold month is 29°C in June.

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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Sri Lanka, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Sri Lanka 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

Weather data from: Colombo




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Climate Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a tropical rainforest climate. 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.

Climate Sri Lanka by month

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

Weather data from: 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.

Sri Lanka weather

The weather for Sri Lanka over the next 14 days will be 25°C till 29° with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Sri Lanka is based on the weather in Colombo.

5-day weather forecast Sri Lanka

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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28°C
24°C
0 mm
8 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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27°C
23°C
0 mm
9 m/s
Friday
9 december
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28°C
24°C
1 mm
6 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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28°C
25°C
1.4 mm
6 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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29°C
26°C
1.2 mm
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Sri Lanka


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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.

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What are the largest airports in Sri Lanka?

These are the largest airports in Sri Lanka:

  • Kankesanturai Airport (JAF) in Jaffna
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB) in Colombo
  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Colombo
  • Batticaloa Airport (BTC) in Batticaloa
  • China Bay Airport (TRR) in Trincomalee
  • Koggala Airport (KCT) in Galle
  • Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)

How many inhabitants does Sri Lanka have?

Sri Lanka has 21,444,000 inhabitants.

How big is Sri Lanka?

The surface area of Sri Lanka is 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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 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.