When is the best time to go to Nuwara Eliya?

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

  • The best month for good weather in Nuwara Eliya is January
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are April, October and November

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

Month
January 68°F/79°F
58%
February 68°F/81°F
54%
March 72°F/83°F
60%
April 72°F/83°F
86%
May 74°F/83°F
95%
June 72°F/81°F
69%
July 72°F/81°F
71%
August 72°F/83°F
75%
September 74°F/83°F
75%
October 72°F/81°F
92%
November 72°F/79°F
86%
December 70°F/79°F
71%

Weather and climate in Nuwara Eliya

  • Between the months of january and february the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 90°F and you can expect to have 12.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of march the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 83°F°C and it rains about 11.6in each month.
  • Between april and may the climate is very unfavorable. It is for example 83°F as maximum temperature in may and it rains about 18.8in each month.
  • Between the months of june and september the climate is just OK. the thermometer goes up to 83°F°C and you can expect to have 11.9in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between october and december the climate is very unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 86°F and it rains about 71% of the time in december.

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In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Nuwara Eliya: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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