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.
Weather data from: Colombo
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Sri Lanka weather
The weather for Sri Lanka over the next 14 days will be 26°C till 28° with every day chance of quite a few rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 25°C.
The weather forecast for Sri Lanka is based on the weather in Colombo.
5-day weather forecast Sri Lanka
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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.
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.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka lies in a straight line about 2,335 km from India (New Delhi → Colombo).
How long is the flight to Sri Lanka?
The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Sri Lanka is approximately 3 h. 40 min.
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 50x smaller than India.
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 2 October 2022
- 1 Indian rupee = 2.49 Sri Lankan rupee
- 1 Sri Lankan rupee = 0.40 Indian rupee
- 100 Indian rupee = 248.73 Sri Lankan rupee
- 100 Sri Lankan rupee = 40.20 Indian rupee
What is the area code of Sri Lanka?
The area code to call Sri Lanka is +94.