The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends which region you are in. For the South and West Coast, the best time to go is between December and March. For the North and East coast the best time to visit is between April and September.
January Weather in Sri Lanka
If you are staying on the southern and western coast you will experience long sunny days with very little rain. Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka experience more rain. Overall weather in January makes it a good month to visit.
February Weather in Sri Lanka
Enjoy hot sunny days, with minimal rainfall. In Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka rainfall will be less.
March Weather in Sri Lanka
March - is seen to be the best month to visit Sri Lanka, with the weather being predominantly dry nationwide and temperatures staying hot.
April Weather in Sri Lanka
April is also a highly recommended time to visit with the weather staying dry and warm.
May Weather in Sri Lanka
May is the start of the monsoon season so the weather will be windier, cooler and wetter.
June Weather in Sri Lanka
The southern and western coast will still be experiencing rain showers due to the monsoon season, but the weather in the north and eastern parts will be dry and sunny.
July Weather in Sri Lanka
July is very similar to June, in the South West you will still see the weather influenced by the monsoon season however the the North and East Sri Lanka will have great sunny warm weather.
August Weather in Sri Lanka
There will be a significant dip in rainfall in the southern and western coastal areas and in the North and Eastern parts there is also sunshine and little rainfall. Central Sri Lanka experiences rain and less sunshine.
September Weather in Sri Lanka
September is when the monsoon season is ending for the South Eastern parts. Cyclones are known to appear in September (but very rarely).
October Weather in Sri Lanka
October is a bit of a transition month, there is less rain, but not as much sunshine. October is a cloudy month. It is not advised you swim in the South and Western coastal areas due to choppy seas.
November Weather in Sri Lanka
In November the weather begins to pick up, with sunny spells and less rainfall apart from up in the hills and on the Eastern coast.
December Weather in Sri Lanka
In December. you will experience a lot of sunshine in the South and West parts of Sri Lanka however in the North and East, the monsoon season begins again.
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