Weather in Sri Lanka in may 2020

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
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Heavy rain

22%

Cloudy

12%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain

23%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

10%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain

28%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Clear/Sunny

11%

More information about the weather in Colombo in may

Average weather in may in Jaffna

bad weather

Weather at 7am
86°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy

20%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

11%

Moderate rain at times

11%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
78% of time

Partly Cloudy

8%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

7%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Weather at 7pm
92°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
84% of time

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

6%

Partly Cloudy

6%

Moderate rain at times

3%

More information about the weather in Jaffna in may

Average weather in may in Anuradhapura

good weather

Weather at 7am
81°F

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
54% of time

Clear/Sunny

17%

Cloudy

16%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Weather at 1pm
94°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy

19%

Moderate rain at times

15%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

10%

Weather at 7pm
85°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Heavy rain

21%

Moderate rain at times

16%

Partly Cloudy

15%

More information about the weather in Anuradhapura in may

Average weather in may in Arugam Bay

bad weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy

10%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Heavy rain

3%

Weather at 1pm
95°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy

11%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

4%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Clear/Sunny

31%

Heavy rain

23%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

12%

More information about the weather in Arugam Bay in may

Average weather in may in Batticaloa

bad weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
79% of time

Partly Cloudy

10%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Heavy rain

3%

Weather at 1pm
95°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
81% of time

Partly Cloudy

11%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

4%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Clear/Sunny

31%

Heavy rain

23%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

12%

More information about the weather in Batticaloa in may

Average weather in may in Bentota

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain

29%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

34%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
90°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Clear/Sunny

11%

Partly Cloudy

10%

More information about the weather in Bentota in may

Average weather in may in Dambulla

good weather

Weather at 7am
79°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
66% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Fog

4%

Weather at 1pm
94°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Moderate rain at times

13%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
86°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Moderate rain at times

28%

Heavy rain

22%

Partly Cloudy

14%

More information about the weather in Dambulla in may

Average weather in may in Ella

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
72°F

FogFog
53% of time

Moderate rain at times

29%

Heavy rain

14%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Weather at 1pm
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Heavy rain

25%

Clear/Sunny

18%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

8%

Weather at 7pm
74°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
72% of time

Moderate rain at times

24%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Partly Cloudy

1%

More information about the weather in Ella in may

Average weather in may in Galle

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
36% of time

Moderate rain at times

32%

Cloudy

15%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times

39%

Clear/Sunny

19%

Partly Cloudy

3%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

36%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Clear/Sunny

11%

More information about the weather in Galle in may

Average weather in may in Hikkaduwa

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
36% of time

Moderate rain at times

32%

Cloudy

15%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
40% of time

Moderate rain at times

39%

Clear/Sunny

19%

Partly Cloudy

3%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

36%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Clear/Sunny

11%

More information about the weather in Hikkaduwa in may

Average weather in may in Kalutara

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain

29%

Partly Cloudy

11%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

34%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
90°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain

37%

Clear/Sunny

11%

Partly Cloudy

10%

More information about the weather in Kalutara in may

Average weather in may in Kandy

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
76°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

22%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Fog

10%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
44% of time

Clear/Sunny

30%

Heavy rain

17%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain

32%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

6%

More information about the weather in Kandy in may

Average weather in may in Negombo

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Heavy rain

18%

Cloudy

17%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Clear/Sunny

21%

Heavy rain

18%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

21%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Clear/Sunny

12%

More information about the weather in Negombo in may

Average weather in may in Neluwa

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
76°F

FogFog
47% of time

Moderate rain at times

28%

Heavy rain

13%

Cloudy

6%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
58% of time

Heavy rain

26%

Clear/Sunny

12%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 7pm
81°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
52% of time

Moderate rain at times

41%

Clear/Sunny

6%

Partly Cloudy

2%

More information about the weather in Neluwa in may

Average weather in may in Nuwara Eliya

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
68°F

FogFog
53% of time

Moderate rain at times

29%

Heavy rain

14%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Weather at 1pm
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Heavy rain

25%

Clear/Sunny

18%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

8%

Weather at 7pm
76°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
72% of time

Moderate rain at times

24%

Clear/Sunny

4%

Partly Cloudy

1%

More information about the weather in Nuwara Eliya in may

Average weather in may in Udawalawe National Park

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
76°F

FogFog
47% of time

Moderate rain at times

28%

Heavy rain

13%

Cloudy

6%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
58% of time

Heavy rain

26%

Clear/Sunny

12%

Partly Cloudy

5%

Weather at 7pm
81°F

Heavy rainHeavy rain
52% of time

Moderate rain at times

41%

Clear/Sunny

6%

Partly Cloudy

2%

More information about the weather in Udawalawe National Park in may

Average weather in may in Wilpattu National Park

good weather

Weather at 7am
81°F

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
54% of time

Clear/Sunny

17%

Cloudy

16%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Weather at 1pm
94°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy

19%

Moderate rain at times

15%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

10%

Weather at 7pm
85°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Heavy rain

21%

Moderate rain at times

16%

Partly Cloudy

15%

More information about the weather in Wilpattu National Park in may

Average weather in may in Yala National Park

bad weather

Weather at 7am
86°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
61% of time

Moderate rain at times

16%

Partly Cloudy

13%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

6%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Moderate rain at times

22%

Partly Cloudy

12%

Heavy rain

11%

Weather at 7pm
86°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Partly Cloudy

29%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Cloudy

7%

More information about the weather in Yala National Park in may

Average weather in may in Puttalam

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
85°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
30% of time

Cloudy

30%

Partly Cloudy

23%

Heavy rain

9%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

13%

Weather at 7pm
90°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Heavy rain

13%

Moderate rain at times

11%

More information about the weather in Puttalam in may

Average weather in may in Trincomalee

good weather

Weather at 7am
77°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
74% of time

Partly Cloudy

16%

Moderate rain at times

6%

Fog

6%

Weather at 1pm
95°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
66% of time

Partly Cloudy

15%

Moderate rain at times

12%

Moderate or heavy rain in area with thunder

5%

Weather at 7pm
86°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Heavy rain

26%

Moderate rain at times

24%

Partly Cloudy

6%

More information about the weather in Trincomalee in may

Average weather in may in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
83°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
47% of time

Heavy rain

28%

Cloudy

11%

Partly Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
90°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

28%

Clear/Sunny

17%

Partly Cloudy

9%

Weather at 7pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Heavy rain

32%

Clear/Sunny

11%

Partly Cloudy

10%

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

Average weather in may in Gampola

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
76°F

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Moderate rain at times

19%

Partly Cloudy

15%

Fog

14%

Weather at 1pm
88°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
44% of time

Clear/Sunny

40%

Heavy rain

12%

Partly Cloudy

4%

Weather at 7pm
81°F

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain

42%

Clear/Sunny

16%

Partly Cloudy

1%

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


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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.


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Climate in Sri Lanka in may

Climate in Colombo in May

In may, the mean temperature in Colombo is 88°F (maximum temperature is 92°F and minimum temperature is 85°F). The climate is very warm in this location in the month of may. With 14.7in 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 88°F
Highest temperature 92°F
Lowest temperature 85°F
Sea temperature 85°F
Rainfall 14.7in
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(82%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 50%
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 90°F (maximum temperature is 94°F and minimum temperature is 88°F). The climate is very warm there in this month. With just 2.4in over 7 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 90°F
Highest temperature 94°F
Lowest temperature 88°F
Sea temperature 86°F
Rainfall 2.4in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 20%
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 86°F (maximum temperature is 94°F and minimum temperature is 81°F). The climate is very warm in that area in the month of may. With 4.7in 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 86°F
Highest temperature 94°F
Lowest temperature 81°F
Rainfall 4.7in
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 90°F (maximum temperature is 95°F and minimum temperature is 83°F). The climate is very warm in that area in this month. With 4.4in 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 90°F
Highest temperature 95°F
Lowest temperature 83°F
Rainfall 4.4in
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 90°F (maximum temperature is 95°F and minimum temperature is 83°F). The climate is very hot around this city in this month. With 4.4in 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 90°F
Highest temperature 95°F
Lowest temperature 83°F
Rainfall 4.4in
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

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
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia in maytolerable 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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