Sri Lanka in may: average weather 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.

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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

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain24%

Partly Cloudy13%

Cloudy13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain26%

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain30%

Partly Cloudy12%

Clear/Sunny11%

More information about the weather in Colombo in may

Average weather in may in Jaffna

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder10%

Moderate rain at times9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy8%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder7%

Moderate rain at times3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 33°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
88% of time

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder6%

Partly Cloudy5%

Heavy rain2%

More information about the weather in Jaffna in may

Average weather in may in Anuradhapura

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
54% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Cloudy16%

Fog6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times15%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Heavy rain21%

Moderate rain at times16%

Partly Cloudy15%

More information about the weather in Anuradhapura in may

Average weather in may in Arugam Bay

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times8%

Heavy rain3%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times6%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Clear/Sunny31%

Heavy rain23%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder12%

More information about the weather in Arugam Bay in may

Average weather in may in Batticaloa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy10%

Moderate rain at times8%

Heavy rain3%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy11%

Moderate rain at times6%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Clear/Sunny31%

Heavy rain23%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder12%

More information about the weather in Batticaloa in may

Average weather in may in Bentota

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain29%

Partly Cloudy11%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain34%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain37%

Clear/Sunny11%

Partly Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Bentota in may

Average weather in may in Dambulla

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 25°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
74% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Moderate rain at times6%

Fog6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
66% of time

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times12%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Heavy rain26%

Moderate rain at times24%

Partly Cloudy6%

More information about the weather in Dambulla in may

Average weather in may in Ella

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 22°C

FogFog
53% of time

Moderate rain at times29%

Heavy rain14%

Clear/Sunny4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Heavy rain25%

Clear/Sunny18%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 23°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
72% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Clear/Sunny4%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder1%

More information about the weather in Ella in may

Average weather in may in Galle

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
36% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Cloudy15%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times39%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain36%

Partly Cloudy11%

Clear/Sunny11%

More information about the weather in Galle in may

Average weather in may in Hikkaduwa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
36% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Cloudy15%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times39%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain36%

Partly Cloudy11%

Clear/Sunny11%

More information about the weather in Hikkaduwa in may

Average weather in may in Kalutara

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain29%

Partly Cloudy11%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain34%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain37%

Clear/Sunny11%

Partly Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Kalutara in may

Average weather in may in Kandy

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 23°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy15%

Fog14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
44% of time

Clear/Sunny40%

Heavy rain12%

Partly Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain42%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy1%

More information about the weather in Kandy in may

Average weather in may in Negombo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain18%

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Clear/Sunny21%

Heavy rain18%

Partly Cloudy9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain21%

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny12%

More information about the weather in Negombo in may

Average weather in may in Neluwa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

FogFog
47% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Heavy rain13%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
58% of time

Heavy rain26%

Clear/Sunny12%

Partly Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
52% of time

Moderate rain at times41%

Clear/Sunny6%

Partly Cloudy2%

More information about the weather in Neluwa in may

Average weather in may in Nuwara Eliya

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 21°C

FogFog
57% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Heavy rain14%

Clear/Sunny4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
47% of time

Heavy rain27%

Clear/Sunny20%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 25°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
76% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Clear/Sunny4%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder1%

More information about the weather in Nuwara Eliya in may

Average weather in may in Udawalawe National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

FogFog
47% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Heavy rain13%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
58% of time

Heavy rain26%

Clear/Sunny12%

Partly Cloudy5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
52% of time

Moderate rain at times41%

Clear/Sunny6%

Partly Cloudy2%

More information about the weather in Udawalawe National Park in may

Average weather in may in Wilpattu National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
54% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Cloudy16%

Fog6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy19%

Moderate rain at times15%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Heavy rain21%

Moderate rain at times16%

Partly Cloudy15%

More information about the weather in Wilpattu National Park in may

Average weather in may in Yala National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Moderate rain at times16%

Partly Cloudy13%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Moderate rain at times22%

Partly Cloudy12%

Heavy rain11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Partly Cloudy29%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy7%

More information about the weather in Yala National Park in may

Average weather in may in Puttalam

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 29°C

CloudyCloudy
30% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy23%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times30%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Heavy rain13%

Moderate rain at times11%

More information about the weather in Puttalam in may

Average weather in may in Trincomalee

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 25°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
76% of time

Partly Cloudy13%

Fog6%

Moderate rain at times6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 35°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
69% of time

Partly Cloudy12%

Moderate rain at times12%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder5%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Heavy rain26%

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy6%

More information about the weather in Trincomalee 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.




Where to go in Sri Lanka in may?

Where to go in Sri Lanka in may: destination map

perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

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 395mm over 25 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 395mm
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(80%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 48%
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 60mm over 6 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 60mm
Number of days with rainfall 6 day(s)
(20%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 18%
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 30°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 119mm over 13 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 30°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 27°C
Rainfall 119mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(41%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 34%
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 111mm over 20 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 111mm
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(65%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 19%
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 111mm over 20 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 111mm
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(65%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 19%
Length of day 12:28
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

more information about the climate in Batticaloa in May

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.


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 maytolerable weather
Dambulla in maygood weather
Ella in maytolerable weather
Galle in maytolerable weather
Hikkaduwa in maytolerable weather
Kalutara in maytolerable weather
Kandy in maytolerable weather
Negombo in maytolerable weather
Neluwa in maytolerable weather
Nuwara Eliya in maytolerable 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

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