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, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are May, 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 79°F/88°F
25%
1.6in
February 79°F/90°F
31%
1.9in
March 81°F/90°F
49%
2.6in
April 83°F/90°F
73%
5.5in
May 83°F/88°F
81%
12.1in
June 81°F/86°F
89%
13.4in
July 81°F/85°F
85%
10.2in
August 81°F/85°F
84%
11.6in
September 81°F/86°F
75%
10.5in
October 81°F/86°F
73%
7.8in
November 79°F/88°F
71%
6.8in
December 79°F/88°F
53%
5.2in

Weather and climate in Colombo

  • From january to february the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average and it rains about 31% of the time in february.
  • From march to april the climate is okay. It is for example 90°F as maximum temperature in april and it rains about 73% of the time in april.
  • In the month of may the climate is unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 83°F and it rains about 81% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is very unfavorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 81°F and it rains about 84% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 83°F.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 5.2in 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.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature

Humidity



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