Sri Lanka weather averages for holidays in 2016/2017

Check Sri Lanka weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2016/2017. Today's maximum temperature in Sri Lanka is expected to be 30°C, while the average maximum temperature in September is 30°C. The weather guide for Sri Lanka shown below is for Colombo. Read more about the weather in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka weather averages

Check Sri Lanka weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Sri Lanka are March and April with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest months are February and March with on average 9 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are January and February with 5 days. The sea is at its warmest in Sri Lanka in April with an average sea temperature of 30°C. The Sri Lanka weather averages shown below are for Colombo.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

Hours of sunshine (daily)

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Days with some rainfall

Sea temperature (°C)

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Sri Lanka weather today

Here is the weather in Sri Lanka today, Sunday 25th September 2016. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Sri Lanka with a maximum temperature of 30°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and 6 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 39% chance of some rain and a moderate breeze of 21 kph from the south-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Colombo.

  • 30
    °C maximum temperature
  • 27
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 6
    hours of sunshine
  • 39
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
  • M
    moderate heat & humidity
  • 21
    kph wind from SW

5-day weather forecast

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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Sri Lanka weather overview

The climate of Sri Lanka is consistently warm and sunny and conditions rarely grow chilly, even at night. In the lowland areas around the coast, temperatures are much higher and humidity can make evenings rather clammy, although sea breezes keep daytimes fairly fresh. Expect rain on this island at any time of the year: rainfall is most intense in the southwest from April to June and from October to November.

Sri Lankan Landscape
Sri Lankan Landscape

Rain tends to fall mainly in the afternoons and can be accompanied by thunderstorms. The driest conditions are found in the northeast which has only one main rainy season (from October to January).

What to pack for Sri Lanka weather

You will need only light clothes for a trip to Sri Lanka.

Tropical storm risk: Sri Lanka cyclone season

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The Sri Lanka tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka holiday weather averages by month

Check Sri Lanka holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Sri Lanka weather with the United States

Below the Sri Lanka weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Sri Lanka (Colombo) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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USA (Washington)
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Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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