When is the best time to go to Colombo?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Colombo are January, February, March and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months are June and August
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

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

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

Weather and climate in Colombo

  • From january to february the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 92°F in average and it rains about 37% of the time in february.
  • From march to april the climate is okay. It is for example 94°F as maximum temperature in april and it rains about 82% of the time in april.
  • In the month of may the climate is unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 86°F and it rains about 86% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 85°F and it rains about 90% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 81°F.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 90°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 6.9in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Colombo

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

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Sea temperature


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