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 and February
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months are June, July 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/94°F
March 86°F/95°F
April 86°F/94°F
May 85°F/92°F
June 83°F/88°F
July 81°F/88°F
August 83°F/88°F
September 83°F/90°F
October 85°F/92°F
November 83°F/92°F
December 83°F/92°F

Weather and climate in Colombo

  • From january to february the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 94°F in average and it rains about 36% 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 85% of the time in april.
  • In the month of may the climate is unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 88°F and it rains about 82% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 86°F and it rains about 91% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 79°F.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 92°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 9in each month.

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The chart below allows you to look at the following seasonal norms for the city of Colombo: minimum and maximum temperatures, and the monthly volume of precipitation for each month of the year.

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