When is the best time to go to Anuradhapura?

When is the best time to go to Anuradhapura? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Anuradhapura are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September and December
  • On average, the warmest months are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The rainiest months are October and November

Annual weather in Anuradhapura

For full information about the climate and weather in Anuradhapura a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/86°F
February 79°F/90°F
March 81°F/95°F
April 85°F/95°F
May 85°F/94°F
June 85°F/92°F
July 85°F/92°F
August 83°F/92°F
September 83°F/92°F
October 83°F/92°F
November 79°F/88°F
December 79°F/86°F

Weather and climate in Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Anuradhapura is 92°F (ranging from 86°F in december to 95°F in april). Annual rainfall is 73.3in, with a minimum of 1.5in in june and a maximum of 12.9in in october.
  • In the month of january the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 94°F and it rains about 20% of the time in january.
  • From february to march the climate is beautiful. At lunchtime, it's 94°F in average and, in march, 7 days of rain are expected.
  • In april the climate is correct. It is for example 95°F as maximum temperature in april and you can expect to have 8.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of may and september the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 92°F in average.
  • From october to december the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 85°F in average and, in december, 12 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Anuradhapura

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Anuradhapura: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Anuradhapura

Find out when Anuradhapura has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Anuradhapura

  • Very low season in Anuradhapura
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: April, May, June, October and November.
  • Low season in Anuradhapura
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and September.
  • High season in Anuradhapura
    The number of visitors to Anuradhapura is high in: July.
  • Peak season in Anuradhapura
    The largest number of tourists visiting Anuradhapura is during: August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Anuradhapura month by month

Best time for low prices in Anuradhapura

Average prices of hotels in Anuradhapura month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Anuradhapura. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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