Weather in Sri Lanka in december 2024

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for december for most popular cities in Sri Lanka. These datas are statistics for december from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in december in Colombo

tolerable weather UV index: 7

Weather at 6am
81°F

Partly Cloudy

28%

Moderate rain at times

24%

Heavy rain

6%

Weather at 12pm
86°F

Clear/Sunny

31%

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Weather at 6pm
81°F

Clear/Sunny

26%

Partly Cloudy

16%

Heavy rain

13%

Weather at 3am
77°F

Clear/Sunny

35%

Partly Cloudy

33%

Moderate rain at times

21%

Heavy rain

6%

More information about the weather in Colombo in december



Where to go in Sri Lanka in december?

Where to go in Sri Lanka in december: destination map

Legend: perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

Where to go in each region in december?

Central-South of Sri Lanka
(Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Dambulla...)
tolerable weather
East Coast of Sri Lanka
(Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Pottuvil...)
very bad weather*
North of Sri Lanka
(Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya...)
tolerable weather*
North Central of Sri Lanka
(Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Wilpattu National Park...)
good weather*
North West of Sri Lanka
(Puttalam, Kurunegala, Chilaw...)
good weather*
Southern Coast of Sri Lanka
(Galle, Tangalle, Yala National Park...)
good weather*
West Coast of Sri Lanka
(Colombo, Negombo, Kalutara...)
good weather*
*over most of the region. Weather may vary locally.


Where should you go in Sri Lanka in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Sri Lanka in december ranges from good to very bad depending on the region and city.

Some regions see their climate improve, while for others - climatic conditions are deteriorating. The climate throughout December in Sri Lanka is, however, mediocre.

December in Colombo and the West Coast of the Island

The climate of Colombo is more clement, despite the abundance of rain because it usually occurs at night, allowing the tourists the opportunity to enjoy beautiful sunny days.

December in Jaffna and the Extreme North of the Island

The month of December is not famous for visiting Jaffna. Rainfall has increased in intensity and frequency. The sun can only make its way through a few thinnings.

December in Trincomalee and the Northeast of the Island

The weather in Sri Lanka throughout December is far from ideal - in Trincomalee, as elsewhere. The mornings are foggy and the rest of the day is rainy, most of the time.

December in Nuwara Eliya and the Central Plain

Despite the freshness of the atmosphere, the weather in Nuwara Eliya is still bad. The rains are indeed very abundant and the chance of having a magnificent sunshine is very slight.


Climate in Sri Lanka in december

Climate in Colombo in december

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 88°F and minimum temperature is 81°F (for an average temperature of 85°F). The climate is burning there in the month of december. With 9.8in over 13 days, you risk getting wet slightly throughout your vacations. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a correct climate, december is okay (but not the best time) for traveling in Colombo in Sri Lanka.

December
Average temperature 85°F
Highest temperature 88°F
Lowest temperature 81°F
Sea temperature 83°F
Rainfall 9.8in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(43%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 10
Cloud cover 35%
Length of day 11:44
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Colombo in december

Climate in Anuradhapura in december

In december, the mean temperature in Anuradhapura is 83°F (maximum temperature is 86°F and minimum temperature is 79°F). The climate nice in that locality in this month. With 9.1in over 12 days, you will experience some showers during your trip. But this is moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With proper weather, the month of december is okay (but not the best month) for traveling in this city in Sri Lanka.

December
Average temperature 83°F
Highest temperature 86°F
Lowest temperature 79°F
Rainfall 9.1in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(39%)
Humidity 84%
Daily sunshine hours 8
Cloud cover 50%
Length of day 11:39
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net good
more information about the climate in Anuradhapura in december

Climate in Galle in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Galle is 83°F (maximum temperature is 86°F and minimum temperature is 81°F). The climate is very hot there in this month. With 8.2in over 13 days, rainfall can happen for your trip. But this is pretty reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct climate, december is okay (but not good month) for traveling there in Sri Lanka.

December
Average temperature 83°F
Highest temperature 86°F
Lowest temperature 81°F
Sea temperature 83°F
Rainfall 8.2in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(41%)
Humidity 81%
Daily sunshine hours 10
Cloud cover 36%
Length of day 11:47
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Galle in december

Climate in Jaffna in december

In december, maximum temperature is 83°F and minimum temperature is 81°F (for an average temperature of 81°F). The climate good here in this month. With 12.6in over 12 days, you may find yourself often in the rain during your trip. Consider to pack clothes for rain.
With a bad climate, december is not the best time to go there.

December
Average temperature 81°F
Highest temperature 83°F
Lowest temperature 81°F
Sea temperature 82°F
Rainfall 12.6in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(39%)
Humidity 80%
Daily sunshine hours 8
Cloud cover 46%
Length of day 11:34
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Jaffna in december

Climate in Kandy in december

In december, the mean temperature in Kandy is 79°F (maximum temperature is 83°F and minimum temperature is 76°F). The climate quite good here in december. With 11.3in over 14 days, rain is to be feared throughout your journey. Remember to pack rain clothes.
With a bad climate, december is not recommended month to go in Kandy in Sri Lanka.

December
Average temperature 79°F
Highest temperature 83°F
Lowest temperature 76°F
Rainfall 11.3in
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(47%)
Humidity 86%
Daily sunshine hours 8
Cloud cover 44%
Length of day 11:43
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Kandy in december


All cities in Sri Lanka in december

Colombo in decembertolerable weather
Anuradhapura in decembergood weather
Galle in decembertolerable weather
Jaffna in decembertolerable weather
Kandy in decembertolerable weather
Trincomalee in decembertolerable weather
Batticaloa in decembervery bad weather
Chilaw in decembergood weather
Dambulla in decembertolerable weather
Kalutara in decembergood weather
Kurunegala in decembergood weather
Mullaitivu in decembertolerable weather
Negombo in decembergood weather
Nuwara Eliya in decembertolerable weather
Wilpattu National Park in decembergood weather
Yala National Park in decembergood weather
Polonnaruwa in decembertolerable weather
Pottuvil in decembervery bad weather
Puttalam in decembertolerable weather
Tangalle in decembergood weather
Vavuniya in decembergood weather
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Weather data for Sri Lanka in december:

Weather data for Sri Lanka in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Sri Lanka. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Sri Lanka can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Sri Lanka.


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