Do You Know Sri Lanka Weather?
The country of Sri Lanka is located in the Indian Ocean just south of India. Sri Lanka is a very popular touristic destination because of its archaeology and its great beaches. Most of the country consists of flat plains. Some mountains do rise in the south central portion of the country but its highest peak is only 2,524 meters (8,281 feet) above sea level. The country will mostly experience warm and tropical climate. Frost can occur a few days a year in the south central highlands but the rest of the country has very stable weather year round. Sri Lanka weather is influenced a lot by the Indian Ocean and the monsoon. Tropical cyclones are also a possibility when you are visiting the country of Sri Lanka.
The city of Colombo is the largest city in the country and it is located on the west of the island. Because of its position Colombo is one of the most important cities if not the most important city in the country so we at Sri Lanka Weather.Net recommend that you do not miss it when you visit. When you arrive in Colombo you will notice that the weather is tropical rainforest climate. Most of the year Colombo will experience very similar temperatures which range from 29 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit) to 31 Celsius (88 Fahrenheit) as the average high. The average low temperatures range from 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit) to 26 Celsius (79 Fahrenheit). Extreme temperatures do not happen in Colombo.
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte or Kotte for short is the parliament city capital of the country and you may hear some refer to it as the new capital territory. The climate in Kotte is tropical rainforest and there are very little changes in temperature through most of the year. The difference in the Sri Lanka weather in Kotte can be observed because of the dry season and the wet season. February tends to be the driest month of the year as it only sees 63 millimeters (2.5 inches) of rain each year. In comparison, the wettest month of the year is October which sees a total of 358 millimeters (14.1 inches) of precipitation. We at www.srilankaweather.net recommend visiting from January through March which have less rain.
The city of Negombo is located not too far from Kotte but it does show some differences in its climate. The best example would be that the wettest month in Negombo is May which has an average of 371 millimeters (14.61 inches) of precipitation each year. The next rainiest month is October so as you can see the rain totals are not well set. The driest month is still February which sees an average of 69 millimeters (2.72 inches) of precipitation each year. The lowest temperatures are reported from December through February when all three months average 22 Celsius (72 Fahrenheit) for the low temperatures. Those three months are probably the best time of the year to visit Negombo so we at www.srilankaweather.net recommend it.
The city of Kandy is one of the biggest attractions in Sri Lanka and the second largest city in the country. The city of Kandy sees a lot of precipitation throughout the year with an average of 1,953 millimeters (76.89 inches) yearly. The month with the most rain in this part of Sri Lanka weather is November which sees an average of 303 millimeters (11.93 inches). The dry season starts in December and it ends in April. At any other time of the year, the monsoon will bring a lot of rain. If you are visiting at any time from April through November you should check Sri Lanka Weather.Net to stay updated with the monsoon season. Any other time, you should be fine.
The city of Galle is located in the southwest of the country and its climate is tropical rainforest. There is no real dry season in the city of Galle but the months of January through March see less precipitation than any other time throughout the year. The temperature stays pretty stable throughout the year with the average being 26 Celsius (78 Fahrenheit). You should definitely make it a point to visit from the months of December through March as any other time you may just have too much rain. The importance of the city of Galle has to do with its extensive history and its location. If you wanted to head there from Colombo you would just need to take a train.
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