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

Annual weather in Jaffna

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

January 79°F/81°F
February 81°F/83°F
March 83°F/86°F
April 85°F/88°F
May 86°F/88°F
June 85°F/86°F
July 85°F/86°F
August 83°F/85°F
September 83°F/85°F
October 83°F/86°F
November 83°F/85°F
December 81°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Jaffna

Jaffna enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Jaffna is 85°F (ranging from 81°F in january to 88°F in april). Annual rainfall is 72.8in, with a minimum of 1.4in in march and a maximum of 18in in november.
  • From january to february the climate is good. The temperature rises to 83°F and it rains about 7% of the time in february.
  • In march the climate is passable, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 86°F in average and it rains about 6% of the time in march.
  • Between april and june the climate is not good. By early evening, the temperature averages 86°F.
  • Between the months of july and november the climate is passable, but still OK. It is for example 85°F as maximum temperature in november and, in november, 17 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 39% 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.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Jaffna

Find out when Jaffna 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 Jaffna

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

Figure: Visitor index for Jaffna month by month

Best time for low prices in Jaffna

Average prices of hotels in Jaffna month by month

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

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Average price of hiring a car in Jaffna

On average, it costs $ 69 per day to hire a car in Jaffna. This price varies by $ 3.3 depending on the month. In september, hiring a car costs an average of $ 67 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in february is $ 70.

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