Best time to visit, weather and climate Sri Lanka

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 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 an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate Sri Lanka per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
38
mm
47
mm
64
mm
102
mm
246
mm
260
mm
209
mm
208
mm
158
mm
202
mm
175
mm
104
mm
Climate data from: Colombo


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 Sri Lanka

 
Day
Night
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 31°C 32°C 32°C 32°C 31°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 29°C 30°C 30°C 30°C
Night 23°C 23°C 24°C 26°C 26°C 26°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 24°C 24°C
Precip 38
mm
47
mm
64
mm
102
mm
246
mm
260
mm
209
mm
208
mm
158
mm
202
mm
175
mm
104
mm
Rain
days
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
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7
Wind force
in 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 Sri Lanka january

On average, it is maximum 31° in january in Sri Lanka and at least around 23° degrees. In january there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka february

On average, it is maximum 32° in february in Sri Lanka and at least around 23° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 47 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka march

On average, it is maximum 32° in march in Sri Lanka and at least around 24° degrees. In march there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 64 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka april

On average, it is maximum 32° in april in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 102 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka may

On average, it is maximum 31° in may in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In may there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 246 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka june

On average, it is maximum 29° in june in Sri Lanka and at least around 26° degrees. In june there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 260 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka july

On average, it is maximum 29° in july in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In july there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 209 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In august there are 30 days of rainfall with a total of 208 mm and the it will be dry 1 day this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka september

On average, it is maximum 29° in september in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In september there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 158 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka october

On average, it is maximum 30° in october in Sri Lanka and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 202 mm and the it will be dry 4 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka november

On average, it is maximum 30° in november in Sri Lanka and at least around 24° degrees. In november there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 175 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month in Sri Lanka.

Weather Sri Lanka december

On average, it is maximum 30° in december in Sri Lanka and at least around 24° degrees. In december there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in Sri Lanka.

14 day weather forecast Sri Lanka

The weather for Colombo in Sri Lanka will be ° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

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Weather forecast next week

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About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is in the continental part Asia and the capital is Colombo. The total surface is 65.611 km² with 1.340 km of coastline and the population consists of 21.444.000 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 4,5x as small as New Zealand. If you want to call Sri Lanka 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.

Sri Lanka is in a straight line at 10.918 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 13 hours40.

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Sri Lanka has 6 airports which you can fly to:

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Currency Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka the Sri Lankan rupee is used to pay.

Exchange rate Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) 4 august 2021

1 Sri Lankan rupee = 0,01 New Zealand dollar
100 Sri Lankan rupee = 0,78 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 127,53 Sri Lankan rupee
100 New Zealand dollar = 12.752,66 Sri Lankan rupee

Install exchange rate app

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 Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka it is now 05:30 o’clock at night on wednesday 4 august 2021. That is 6,5 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Sri Lanka is Asia/Colombo and the Greenwich time is UTC+05:+05.