Sri Lanka weather

Check on the Sri Lanka weather before you book your holiday. Whatever kind of trip you are planning, take a look at today's temperature, the outlook for tomorrow and what the weather is usually like at this time of year. The Sri Lanka weather guide shown below is for Colombo.

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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.

Sri Lanka weather map: Select a destination

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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.

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Sri Lanka weather by month

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