Sri Lanka weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Sri Lanka

The best time to visit 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 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 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 weather 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
Climate data from city: Colombo

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14 day weather forecast Sri Lanka

The weather for in Sri Lanka will be 31° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
25°
29° 3.6 mm 55% 2 m/s 4
Monday 20 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
29° 1.4 mm 30% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 21 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
24°
29° 14.2 mm 85% 2 m/s 10
Wednesday 22 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 25.6 mm 90% 2 m/s 4
Thursday 23 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 32.5 mm 90% 3 m/s 4
Friday 24 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
23°
29° 69.8 mm 95% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 25 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
23°
29° 8.1 mm 75% 2 m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
24°
29° 38.7 mm 95% 2 m/s 4
Monday 27 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
24°
29° 49.9 mm 95% 3 m/s 5
Tuesday 28 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 44.6 mm 95% 3 m/s 4
Wednesday 29 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
29° 11.9 mm 80% 3 m/s 4
Thursday 30 Sep Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 5.9 mm 65% 3 m/s 3
Friday 1 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
24°
29° 10.7 mm 80% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 2 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
24°
29° 11.6 mm 80% 3 m/s 6

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Sri Lanka? 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 8,033 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Colombo).

How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Sri Lanka is approximately 11 h. 10 min.

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 19x smaller than New Zealand.

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 19 September 2021

  • 1 Sri Lankan rupee = 11.96 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.084 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 10 Sri Lankan rupee = 119.57 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.84 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 100 Sri Lankan rupee = 1,195.72 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 8.37 Sri Lankan rupee

What is the area code of Sri Lanka?

The area code to call Sri Lanka is +94.