When is the best time to go to Jaffna?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Jaffna are January, February, March, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The rainiest months are October, November and December
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

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

January 81°F/85°F
February 81°F/86°F
March 83°F/90°F
April 86°F/92°F
May 88°F/92°F
June 86°F/90°F
July 85°F/90°F
August 85°F/88°F
September 85°F/88°F
October 85°F/88°F
November 85°F/88°F
December 83°F/86°F

Weather and climate in Jaffna

  • From january to february the climate is good. The temperature rises to 86°F and it rains about 12% of the time in february.
  • In march the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average and it rains about 13% of the time in march.
  • Between april and june the climate is not good. By early evening, the temperature averages 88°F.
  • Between the months of july and november the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in november and, in november, 20 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of december the climate is not good. In average, on the morning it is 81°F and it rains about 51% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Jaffna

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

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Sea temperature


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