Best time to go to Colombo Average weather of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Find the very best time to go to Colombo in Sri Lanka from average climate conditions, here.

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 May, 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 28°C/33°C
February 28°C/34°C
March 30°C/35°C
April 30°C/34°C
May 29°C/33°C
June 28°C/31°C
July 28°C/31°C
August 28°C/31°C
September 28°C/31°C
October 29°C/33°C
November 29°C/33°C
December 28°C/33°C

Weather and climate in Colombo

  • From january to february the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 34°C in average and it rains about 40% of the time in february.
  • From march to april the climate is okay. It is for example 34°C 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 31°C and it rains about 87% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 30°C and it rains about 94% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 26°C.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 33°C as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 230mm 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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