Best Time to Visit Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has two monsoons each year and is tropical with dry and wet seasons.
- The Southwest monsoon brings rain to Sri Lanka from May to August.
- The Northeast monsoon brings rain to Sri Lanka from October to January.
Average weather in Sri Lanka can range from 15c to 30c however the weather will depend by the area your planning to visit. In Colombo, the average weather will be around 27c while Nuwara Eliya which is the hill country in Sri Lanka will average around 16c.
Best time to visit Sri Lanka
Weather in Sri Lanka is not harsh. Sri Lanka has a tropical weather and is ideal for a visit all through out the year depending on the area you are planning to visit. November to April covers the peak season for tourism in the country while most Europeans will be visiting Sri Lanka for holiday during this period to avoid winter in Europe. Best places to visit in Sri Lanka during this time period covers the Southwest coast and the Hill country. September too is a great time to visit the Eastcoast and ideally September to April covers the most popular time period to visit as the weather in Sri Lanka will treat you exceptionally well. There is always a peak in tourist arrivals during Christmas and New year and any visit to Sri Lanka should be planned on advance during this time period as there is always a huge demand for flights and accommodation.
Clothing required for a holiday in Sri Lanka
Since weather in Sri Lanka is not harsh you might not need winter clothing. However the hill country can be cooler depending the time of visit and it is strongly advised to have some sort of warm clothing.
Best Places to visit in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a paradise for holidays and there are beautiful places to visit such as beaches, experiencing the wildlife, exploring the history etc. Visit Places to visit in in Sri Lanka to find out more.
Best Itinerary for Sri Lanka Holidays
Selecting the appropriate itinerary is key for a holiday in Sri Lanka. We have designed some itineraries which we may think will be useful. Visit Sri Lanka Itineraries to find out more.
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