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    Sri Lanka climate 2024


    Sri Lanka climate 2024

    Overview: Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka, a tropical island nation in South Asia, is known for its pristine beaches, lush tea plantations, ancient ruins, and wildlife-rich national parks, Sri Lanka offers something for everyone. Explore the historic sites of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura, go on a safari in Yala National Park, relax on the golden shores of Bentota Beach, and indulge in flavorful local cuisine.

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    Climate overview and FAQs

    Climate overview

    Sri Lanka in general has a tropical climate. The day temperatures range from 29 °C (85 °F) in July to 32 °C (89 °F) in March. Temperatures during the night go from 23 °C (73 °F) in January to 25 °C (77 °F) in May. The least rainy month in Sri Lanka is January with its 6 days of rain, the rainiest month is November, when it rains 17 days. The highest sea temperatures in Sri Lanka are in April with 29 °C (85 °F) and the lowest in August with 27 °C (81 °F).

    What is the best month to visit Sri Lanka?

    The best time to visit Sri Lanka is between December and September. In this period day temperatures range from 29 °C (85 °F) to 32 °C (89 °F), night temperatures from 23 °C (73 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) and you can expect on average 12 days of rain per month and 7 of sunshine on average per day. The sea temperature at this time of the year is around 27 °C (81 °F) - 29 °C (85 °F). For non-beach activities, such as sightseeing, hiking in nature, the best time to visit is January - March.

    Is Sri Lanka a year-round destination?

    Yes, Sri Lanka is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 29 °C (85 °F) and the sea temperature below 27 °C (81 °F).

    What months is the dry season in Sri Lanka?

    The time, when it's dry in Sri Lanka is between January - March. In this period it is raining on average 7 days and approximately 108 mm (4.24 in) precipitation falls per month, which are values below average.

    What sea temperatures can I expect in Sri Lanka?

    In Sri Lanka, sea temperatures between 27 °C (81 °F) and 29 °C (85 °F) can be expected during the year.

    What temperatures can I expect in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 29 °C (85 °F) - 32 °C (89 °F) during the year.

    What are the night temperatures in Sri Lanka?

    In Sri Lanka, night temperatures between 23 °C (73 °F) and 25 °C (77 °F) can be expected during the year.

    What is the humidity in Sri Lanka?

    Generally, Sri Lanka belongs to destinations with higher humidity. It is in the range of 74 % - 82 %.

    What is the least cloudy season in Sri Lanka?

    The least cloudy months in Sri Lanka are January - April, when the cloud cover is on average only 34 %.

    Is it windy in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is a destination with rather light or moderate winds. The months with the strongest wind are May - August, weakest wind months are February - April.

    Which month is the sunniest in Sri Lanka?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Sri Lanka, is in the months of February - April, when there is an average of 8 sun hours per day.

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