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The weather for Sri Lanka, represented by Colombo, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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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).

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

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Compare Sri Lanka weather with the USA

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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Popular Sri Lanka destinations

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Sri Lanka. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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