Sri Lanka in october: average weather and climate, where to go?

How is the weather in Sri Lanka in october? Is it the perfect time to go to Ella and Trincomalee? Check out weather datas and advices below.

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Weather in Sri Lanka in october 2018

In this section, check out the weather forecast for the month of october for most popular cities in Sri Lanka. These datas are probabilities for the month of october from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in october in Colombo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
49% of time

Partly Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny12%

Cloudy11%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
40% of time

Clear/Sunny38%

Partly Cloudy13%

Heavy rain10%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
37% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Clear/Sunny23%

Heavy rain16%

More information about the weather in Colombo in october

Average weather in october in Jaffna

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 28°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
32% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Clear/Sunny24%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Heavy rain19%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
71% of time

Partly Cloudy14%

Moderate rain at times10%

Heavy rain6%

More information about the weather in Jaffna in october

Average weather in october in Anuradhapura

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
36% of time

Clear/Sunny28%

Cloudy14%

Fog12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Clear/Sunny29%

Partly Cloudy22%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
39% of time

Clear/Sunny33%

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Anuradhapura in october

Average weather in october in Arugam Bay

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
65% of time

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy14%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain29%

Clear/Sunny23%

Partly Cloudy8%

More information about the weather in Arugam Bay in october

Average weather in october in Batticaloa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy18%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
65% of time

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy14%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain29%

Clear/Sunny23%

Partly Cloudy8%

More information about the weather in Batticaloa in october

Average weather in october in Bentota

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Heavy rain12%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
34% of time

Clear/Sunny34%

Heavy rain17%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Heavy rain25%

Clear/Sunny21%

Partly Cloudy19%

More information about the weather in Bentota in october

Average weather in october in Dambulla

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Fog20%

Moderate rain at times4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times26%

Partly Cloudy24%

Cloudy6%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
47% of time

Clear/Sunny31%

Moderate rain at times19%

Partly Cloudy5%

More information about the weather in Dambulla in october

Average weather in october in Ella

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 21°C

FogFog
47% of time

Moderate rain at times28%

Heavy rain19%

Partly Cloudy5%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Heavy rain34%

Clear/Sunny23%

Partly Cloudy3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 22°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
69% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Clear/Sunny6%

Partly Cloudy2%

More information about the weather in Ella in october

Average weather in october in Galle

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Clear/Sunny32%

Heavy rain16%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy17%

More information about the weather in Galle in october

Average weather in october in Hikkaduwa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Partly Cloudy27%

Heavy rain17%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Clear/Sunny32%

Heavy rain16%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Heavy rain19%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy17%

More information about the weather in Hikkaduwa in october

Average weather in october in Kalutara

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Heavy rain12%

Cloudy10%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
34% of time

Clear/Sunny34%

Heavy rain17%

Partly Cloudy17%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Heavy rain25%

Clear/Sunny21%

Partly Cloudy19%

More information about the weather in Kalutara in october

Average weather in october in Kandy

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times26%

Fog18%

Partly Cloudy14%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
52% of time

Clear/Sunny32%

Heavy rain11%

Partly Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 27°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
49% of time

Moderate rain at times36%

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy1%

More information about the weather in Kandy in october

Average weather in october in Negombo

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Heavy rain12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Clear/Sunny39%

Partly Cloudy12%

Heavy rain8%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
31% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Heavy rain23%

Clear/Sunny22%

More information about the weather in Negombo in october

Average weather in october in Neluwa

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 22°C

FogFog
43% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Heavy rain14%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
60% of time

Heavy rain19%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 26°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
49% of time

Moderate rain at times41%

Clear/Sunny8%

Partly Cloudy4%

More information about the weather in Neluwa in october

Average weather in october in Nuwara Eliya

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 20°C

FogFog
50% of time

Moderate rain at times27%

Heavy rain16%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 28°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Heavy rain32%

Clear/Sunny26%

Partly Cloudy3%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 24°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
67% of time

Moderate rain at times26%

Clear/Sunny7%

Partly Cloudy2%

More information about the weather in Nuwara Eliya in october

Average weather in october in Udawalawe National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 22°C

FogFog
43% of time

Moderate rain at times32%

Heavy rain14%

Partly Cloudy6%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 31°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
60% of time

Heavy rain19%

Clear/Sunny19%

Partly Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 26°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
49% of time

Moderate rain at times41%

Clear/Sunny8%

Partly Cloudy4%

More information about the weather in Udawalawe National Park in october

Average weather in october in Wilpattu National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 26°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
36% of time

Clear/Sunny28%

Cloudy14%

Fog12%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 33°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Clear/Sunny29%

Partly Cloudy22%

Heavy rain7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 28°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
39% of time

Clear/Sunny33%

Moderate rain at times21%

Partly Cloudy9%

More information about the weather in Wilpattu National Park in october

Average weather in october in Yala National Park

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 31°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
58% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Moderate rain at times18%

Heavy rain4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
38% of time

Clear/Sunny33%

Heavy rain23%

Partly Cloudy7%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Clear/Sunny33%

Partly Cloudy21%

Heavy rain11%

More information about the weather in Yala National Park in october

Average weather in october in Puttalam

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 27°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
38% of time

Partly Cloudy24%

Clear/Sunny16%

Cloudy13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 32°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times38%

Partly Cloudy14%

Heavy rain9%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 30°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Moderate rain at times24%

Heavy rain22%

Partly Cloudy20%

More information about the weather in Puttalam in october

Average weather in october in Trincomalee

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 24°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
56% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Fog17%

Moderate rain at times4%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 34°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Moderate rain at times27%

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy4%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 29°C

Heavy rainHeavy rain
45% of time

Clear/Sunny34%

Moderate rain at times18%

Partly Cloudy5%

More information about the weather in Trincomalee in october

Weather details in october

The month of October corresponds to the beginning of the great monsoon. The climate throughout October in Sri Lanka is again influenced by the abundance of rains affecting most of the island's localities.

October in Colombo and the West Coast of the Island

The heat intensifies in Colombo, especially during the twenty days of the month. On the other hand, the rainfall regresses a little, yet remains very abundant.

October in Jaffna and the Extreme North of the Island

The monsoon affects the locality of Jaffna more than other localities. The mornings remain very wet throughout the month. However, the rest of the day is beautiful - especially since the heat is pleasant from morning to night.

October in Trincomalee and the Northeast of the Island

In spite of the strong heat felt in Trincomalee and its surroundings, the weather in Sri Lanka throughout October remains favorable because the rains occur only during the night.

October in Nuwara Eliya and the Central Plain

The heat is pleasant, but the rain is so abundant that every day experiences intense showers during both day and at night.




Where to go in Sri Lanka in october?

Where to go in Sri Lanka in october: destination map

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

You are lucky: It is not perfect, however, the weather in Sri Lanka that month is, on average, quite good in Trincomalee. I allows to enjoy sightseeing in this place. And even why not take a little time to sunbathe!

If you do not go for the sun or the beach, but, for example to discover the heritage, the cities of Wilpattu National Park, Arugam Bay, Dambulla, Hikkaduwa, Puttalam, Batticaloa, Negombo, Galle, Anuradhapura, Bentota, Colombo, Kalutara and Jaffna have a decent enough weather for this kind of activity in october. Eventually, we advise you to avoid you get to Yala National Park, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe National Park, Neluwa and Ella that month because the climate is rather unfavorable.


Climate in Sri Lanka in october

Climate in Colombo in October

In october, the mean temperature in Colombo is 31°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 29°C). The climate is very hot in that area in october. With 286mm over 23 days, rain is to be feared throughout your holidays. Consider to pack rain clothes.
With proper weather, october is okay (but not good month) for traveling in Colombo in Sri Lanka.

October
Average temperature 31°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 29°C
Sea temperature 28.6°C
Rainfall 286mm
Number of days with rainfall 23 day(s)
(73%)
Humidity 78%
Cloud cover 41%
Length of day 11:59
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Colombo in October

Climate in Jaffna in October

In the month of october, the mean temperature in Jaffna is 31°C (maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 30°C). The climate is very hot in this city in october. With 349mm over 23 days, you will suffer the rain for your journey. Remember to pack clothes for rain.
With a correct climate, october is okay (but not good time) for traveling in this city.

October
Average temperature 31°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 30°C
Sea temperature 29.4°C
Rainfall 349mm
Number of days with rainfall 23 day(s)
(75%)
Humidity 79%
Cloud cover 26%
Length of day 11:55
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Jaffna in October

Climate in Anuradhapura in October

In october, maximum temperature is 33°C and minimum temperature is 26°C (for an average temperature of 30°C). The climate is very hot here in october. With 264mm over 20 days, the weather is rather to rain during your vacations. Consider to bring adapted clothes.
With a correct weather, october is okay (but not good month) for traveling in that area in Sri Lanka.

October
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 33°C
Lowest temperature 26°C
Rainfall 264mm
Number of days with rainfall 20 day(s)
(64%)
Humidity 84%
Cloud cover 37%
Length of day 11:57
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Anuradhapura in October

Climate in Arugam Bay in October

In the month of october, maximum temperature is 34°C and minimum temperature is 27°C (for an average temperature of 30°C). The climate is very hot here in this month. With 210mm over 25 days, you risk getting wet slightly during your trip. But this is pretty reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct climate, october is okay (but not the best month) for traveling there.

October
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 27°C
Rainfall 210mm
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(79%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 27%
Length of day 11:59
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Arugam Bay in October

Climate in Batticaloa in October

In october, maximum temperature is 34°C and minimum temperature is 27°C (for an average temperature of 30°C). The climate is very hot here in october. With 210mm over 25 days, rain may occur throughout your vacations. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct weather, the month of october is okay (but not good time) for traveling in that area in Sri Lanka.

October
Average temperature 30°C
Highest temperature 34°C
Lowest temperature 27°C
Rainfall 210mm
Number of days with rainfall 25 day(s)
(79%)
Humidity 80%
Cloud cover 27%
Length of day 11:57
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Batticaloa in October

Weather data for Sri Lanka in october:

Weather data for Sri Lanka in october 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 october

Colombo in octobertolerable weather
Jaffna in octobertolerable weather
Anuradhapura in octobertolerable weather
Arugam Bay in octobertolerable weather
Batticaloa in octobertolerable weather
Bentota in octobertolerable weather
Dambulla in octobertolerable weather
Ella in octobervery bad weather
Galle in octobertolerable weather
Hikkaduwa in octobertolerable weather
Kalutara in octobertolerable weather
Kandy in octobertolerable weather
Negombo in octobertolerable weather
Neluwa in octobertolerable weather
Nuwara Eliya in octobervery bad weather
Udawalawe National Park in octobertolerable weather
Wilpattu National Park in octobertolerable weather
Yala National Park in octoberbad weather
Puttalam in octobertolerable weather
Trincomalee in octobergood weather

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