When is the best time to go to Matara?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Matara
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are May, September, October and November
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

Annual weather in Matara

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

January 79°F/88°F
February 81°F/90°F
March 83°F/90°F
April 85°F/90°F
May 85°F/88°F
June 83°F/86°F
July 83°F/86°F
August 83°F/86°F
September 81°F/86°F
October 83°F/86°F
November 81°F/88°F
December 81°F/88°F

Weather and climate in Matara

Matara enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Matara is 88°F (ranging from 86°F in august to 90°F in march). Annual rainfall is 55.5in, with a minimum of 2.9in in january and a maximum of 6.7in in november.
  • Between january and march the climate is favorable. In average, on the morning it is 83°F and you can expect to have 4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From april to december the climate is correct. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and it rains in december about 4.3in.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Matara

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

Find out when Matara 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 Matara

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

Figure: Visitor index for Matara month by month

Best time for low prices in Matara

Average prices of hotels in Matara month by month

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

Find the best price for your hotel room

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