When is the best time to go to Negombo?

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

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

Annual weather in Negombo

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

January 79°F/88°F
February 81°F/92°F
March 85°F/92°F
April 85°F/92°F
May 85°F/88°F
June 83°F/86°F
July 83°F/86°F
August 83°F/86°F
September 83°F/86°F
October 83°F/88°F
November 81°F/88°F
December 81°F/88°F

Weather and climate in Negombo

Negombo enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Negombo is 88°F (ranging from 86°F in august to 92°F in march). Annual rainfall is 148.7in, with a minimum of 3.4in in february and a maximum of 20.3in in june.
  • Between january and february the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 92°F and it rains about 3.4in each month.
  • From march to may the climate is just OK. In average, on the morning it is 85°F and it rains about 19.5in each month.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 90°F and it rains about 64% of the time in august.
  • From september to december the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 88°F as maximum temperature in december and you can expect to have 9.4in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Negombo

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

Find out when Negombo 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 Negombo

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

Figure: Visitor index for Negombo month by month

Best time for low prices in Negombo

Average prices of hotels in Negombo month by month

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

Find the best price for your hotel room

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