When is the best time to go to Galle?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Galle are January, February and March
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are May and June
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Galle

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

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

Weather and climate in Galle

Galle enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Galle is 86°F (ranging from 85°F in august to 88°F in march). Annual rainfall is 166.8in, with a minimum of 4.3in in january and a maximum of 25.9in in may.
  • Between the months of january and february the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and, in february, 7 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is not good, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 92°F and it rains about 56% of the time in april.
  • Between the months of may and september the climate is the worst possible. In average, on the morning it is 83°F and you can expect to have 19.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of october and december the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 88°F and you can expect to have 8.2in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Galle

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Galle: 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


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Galle

Find out when Galle has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Galle

  • Very low season in Galle
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May and June.
  • Low season in Galle
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, September, October and November.
  • High season in Galle
    The number of visitors to Galle is high in: March, July and August.
  • Peak season in Galle
    The largest number of tourists visiting Galle is during: January, February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Galle month by month

Best time for low prices in Galle

Average prices of hotels in Galle month by month

Generally, October is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Galle. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, March is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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