Sri Lanka in may: average Weather, Temperature and Climate, Where to go?

How are weather conditions in Sri Lanka in may? Is it the perfect time to visit Hikkaduwa and Anuradhapura? Check out our datas and advices on this page.

Weather in Sri Lanka in may 2019

Here, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in Sri Lanka. These datas are probabilities for the month of may from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in may in Colombo

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
47% of time

Heavy rain

25%

Partly Cloudy

13%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain

32%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
44% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Clear/Sunny

8%

More information about the weather in Colombo in may

Average weather in may in Jaffna

bad weather

Weather at 7am
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

10%

Weather at 1pm
33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
69% of time

Partly Cloudy

15%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

7%

Weather at 7pm
33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
72% of time

Partly Cloudy

15%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

7%

Moderate rain at times

5%

More information about the weather in Jaffna in may

Average weather in may in Anuradhapura

good weather

Weather at 7am
27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
49% of time

Clear/Sunny

18%

Cloudy

18%

Moderate rain at times

9%

Weather at 1pm
34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
40% of time

Moderate rain at times

21%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Heavy rain

11%

Weather at 7pm
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Moderate rain at times

23%

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

18%

More information about the weather in Anuradhapura in may

Average weather in may in Arugam Bay

bad weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
70% of time

Partly Cloudy

19%

Moderate rain at times

7%

Heavy rain

4%

Weather at 1pm
35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
71% of time

Partly Cloudy

13%

Moderate rain at times

10%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

5%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny

31%

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

9%

More information about the weather in Arugam Bay in may

Average weather in may in Batticaloa

bad weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
70% of time

Partly Cloudy

19%

Moderate rain at times

7%

Heavy rain

4%

Weather at 1pm
35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
71% of time

Partly Cloudy

12%

Moderate rain at times

10%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

5%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny

31%

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

9%

More information about the weather in Batticaloa in may

Average weather in may in Bentota

very bad weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

32%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Cloudy

8%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times

38%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
32°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
43% of time

Moderate rain at times

38%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Clear/Sunny

8%

More information about the weather in Bentota in may

Average weather in may in Dambulla

good weather

Weather at 7am
25°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
63% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

7%

Fog

5%

Weather at 1pm
34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy

18%

Moderate rain at times

13%

Heavy rain

10%

Weather at 7pm
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times

27%

Heavy rain

25%

Partly Cloudy

11%

More information about the weather in Dambulla in may

Average weather in may in Ella

very bad weather

Weather at 7am
21°C

FogFog
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

33%

Heavy rain

19%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 1pm
25°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

6%

Weather at 7pm
22°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
66% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Clear/Sunny

3%

Fog

1%

More information about the weather in Ella in may

Average weather in may in Galle

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Partly Cloudy

13%

Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

38%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

35%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Clear/Sunny

8%

More information about the weather in Galle in may

Average weather in may in Hikkaduwa

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

36%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Clear/Sunny

8%

More information about the weather in Hikkaduwa in may

Average weather in may in Kalutara

very bad weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

32%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Cloudy

8%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times

38%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
32°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
42% of time

Moderate rain at times

39%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Clear/Sunny

8%

More information about the weather in Kalutara in may

Average weather in may in Kandy

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Moderate rain at times

20%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Fog

11%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Clear/Sunny

34%

Heavy rain

16%

Partly Cloudy

7%

Weather at 7pm
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

4%

More information about the weather in Kandy in may

Average weather in may in Negombo

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Heavy rain

25%

Clear/Sunny

17%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

27%

Partly Cloudy

16%

Clear/Sunny

10%

More information about the weather in Negombo in may

Average weather in may in Neluwa

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
24°C

FogFog
37% of time

Moderate rain at times

32%

Heavy rain

12%

Partly Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
55% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Clear/Sunny

9%

Partly Cloudy

4%

Weather at 7pm
27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
47% of time

Moderate rain at times

45%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Fog

3%

More information about the weather in Neluwa in may

Average weather in may in Nuwara Eliya

very bad weather

Weather at 7am
20°C

FogFog
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

33%

Heavy rain

19%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 1pm
25°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

6%

Weather at 7pm
23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
67% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Clear/Sunny

3%

Fog

1%

More information about the weather in Nuwara Eliya in may

Average weather in may in Udawalawe National Park

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
24°C

FogFog
37% of time

Moderate rain at times

32%

Heavy rain

12%

Partly Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
55% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Clear/Sunny

9%

Partly Cloudy

4%

Weather at 7pm
27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
47% of time

Moderate rain at times

45%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Fog

3%

More information about the weather in Udawalawe National Park in may

Average weather in may in Wilpattu National Park

good weather

Weather at 7am
27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
49% of time

Clear/Sunny

18%

Cloudy

17%

Moderate rain at times

9%

Weather at 1pm
34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
39% of time

Moderate rain at times

21%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Heavy rain

11%

Weather at 7pm
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Moderate rain at times

23%

Heavy rain

20%

Partly Cloudy

18%

More information about the weather in Wilpattu National Park in may

Average weather in may in Yala National Park

bad weather

Weather at 7am
31°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

20%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

6%

Weather at 1pm
32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
39% of time

Moderate rain at times

25%

Heavy rain

16%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Weather at 7pm
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy

28%

Moderate rain at times

27%

Cloudy

8%

More information about the weather in Yala National Park in may

Average weather in may in Puttalam

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
29°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
30% of time

Cloudy

24%

Partly Cloudy

23%

Heavy rain

10%

Weather at 1pm
32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
34% of time

Clear/Sunny

29%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

13%

Weather at 7pm
32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
31% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

17%

Heavy rain

14%

More information about the weather in Puttalam in may

Average weather in may in Trincomalee

good weather

Weather at 7am
25°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
63% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

7%

Fog

5%

Weather at 1pm
34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Partly Cloudy

18%

Moderate rain at times

13%

Heavy rain

10%

Weather at 7pm
30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times

27%

Heavy rain

25%

Partly Cloudy

10%

More information about the weather in Trincomalee in may

Average weather in may in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

very bad weather

Weather at 7am
28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

30%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Cloudy

9%

Weather at 1pm
32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

35%

Clear/Sunny

13%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

40%

Clear/Sunny

9%

Partly Cloudy

8%

More information about the weather in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia in may

Average weather in may in Gampola

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Moderate rain at times

20%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Fog

11%

Weather at 1pm
31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Clear/Sunny

34%

Heavy rain

16%

Partly Cloudy

7%

Weather at 7pm
27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain

33%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

4%

More information about the weather in Gampola in may

Weather details in may

The climate throughout May in Sri Lanka corresponds to the first manifestation of the monsoon. Most Sri Lankan communities are disadvantaged by the abundance of rain and the resurgence of heat.

Colombo and the West Coast of the Island throughout April

The west coast is more exposed to the monsoon wind which favors the abundance of rain during the month of May. Even if heat is acceptable throughout the month, the weather in Sri Lanka throughout May on this part of the island is generally unfavorable.

Jaffna and the Extreme North of the Island throughout April

Unlike Colombo, which is experiencing heavy rain, Jaffna is much drier. However, the heat is unpleasant all day - the morning temperatures peak at around 30° C.

Trincomalee and the Northeast of the Island in April

The mornings and evenings are comfortable in the northeast of the island. The month of May remains favorable to discovering Trincomalee. The hours are decorated by a beautiful sunshine, from day to night.

Nuwara Eliya and the Central Plain throughout April

Despite the relative decline in precipitation, the uplands are still disadvantaged by the abundance of rainfall.



Organised tours and trips in Sri Lanka in may


Where to go in Sri Lanka in may?

Where to go in Sri Lanka in may: destination map

Legend: perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

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

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

warning in may the weather is different depending on the city and regions of the country.

Although it is not perfect the weather in Sri Lanka that month should be pretty good in Wilpattu National Park, Trincomalee, Dambulla and Anuradhapura. I allows to appreciate vacation in these areas. And even why not take a little time to take a nap at the pool under the sun!

If you do not go the sun and blue sky, but, for example to go sightseeing around, the cities of Kandy, Puttalam and Negombo have a just ok weather for this kind of activity in may. Eventually, it is not advisable to travel to Arugam Bay, Yala National Park, Hikkaduwa, Nuwara Eliya, Batticaloa, Udawalawe National Park, Neluwa, Galle, Bentota, Colombo, Ella, Kalutara and Jaffna in may because the climate is pretty bad.


Climate in Sri Lanka in may

Climate in Colombo in May

In may, the mean temperature in Colombo is 31°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 29°C). The climate is very warm in this location in the month of may. With 576mm over 27 days, the weather is rather to rain for your holidays. So remember to pack Rain coats.
With an unfavorable weather, the month of may is not the best time to go in that area.

May
Average temperature 31°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 29°C
Sea temperature 29.3°C
Rainfall 576mm
Number of days with rainfall 27 day(s)
(87%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 53%
Length of day 12:26
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Colombo in May

Climate in Jaffna in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Jaffna is 32°C (maximum temperature is 34°C and minimum temperature is 31°C). The climate is very warm there in this month. With just 68mm over 8 days, the rain will not be a problem for your journey.
With a bad weather, may is not the best time to go there in Sri Lanka.

May
Average temperature 32°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 31°C
Sea temperature 30°C
Rainfall 68mm
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 22%
Length of day 12:33
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Jaffna in May

Climate in Anuradhapura in May

In may, the mean temperature in Anuradhapura is 31°C (maximum temperature is 34°C and minimum temperature is 27°C). The climate is very warm in that area in the month of may. With 144mm over 15 days, rainfall can happen throughout your stay. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With good weather conditions, the month of may is a good month to go in this locality.

May
Average temperature 31°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 27°C
Rainfall 144mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(48%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 40%
Length of day 12:30
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net good
more information about the climate in Anuradhapura in May

Climate in Arugam Bay in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Arugam Bay is 32°C (maximum temperature is 35°C and minimum temperature is 28°C). The climate is very warm in that area in this month. With 133mm over 19 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your journey. But this is pretty moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With an unfavorable weather, the month of may is not the best time to go in this city.

May
Average temperature 32°C
Highest temperature 35°C
Lowest temperature 28°C
Rainfall 133mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(61%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 22%
Length of day 12:26
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Arugam Bay in May

Climate in Batticaloa in May

In the month of may, the mean temperature in Batticaloa is 32°C (maximum temperature is 35°C and minimum temperature is 28°C). The climate is very hot around this city in this month. With 133mm over 19 days, rain may occur for your journey. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.
With a bad climate, the month of may is not the best time to go in that area in Sri Lanka.

May
Average temperature 32°C
Highest temperature 35°C
Lowest temperature 28°C
Rainfall 133mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(61%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 22%
Length of day 12:28
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Batticaloa in May

All cities in Sri Lanka in may

Colombo in maytolerable weather
Jaffna in maybad weather
Anuradhapura in maygood weather
Arugam Bay in maybad weather
Batticaloa in maybad weather
Bentota in mayvery bad weather
Dambulla in maygood weather
Ella in mayvery bad weather
Galle in maytolerable weather
Hikkaduwa in maytolerable weather
Kalutara in mayvery bad weather
Kandy in maytolerable weather
Negombo in maytolerable weather
Neluwa in maytolerable weather
Nuwara Eliya in mayvery bad weather
Udawalawe National Park in maytolerable weather
Wilpattu National Park in maygood weather
Yala National Park in maybad weather
Puttalam in maytolerable weather
Trincomalee in maygood weather
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia in mayvery bad weather
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Weather data for Sri Lanka in may:

Weather data for Sri Lanka in may 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 of year to visit Sri Lanka.


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