Climate in Colombo: when to go

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Annual average climate in Colombo

You will find the key elements of the climatic averages over the whole year in Colombo:

  • Minimum annual temperature: 25°C
  • Average annual temperature: 28°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 31°C
  • Precipitation: 199 mm/month (with 14 rainy days/month)

Monthly climate normals

Min / Max Precipitation
January 23 ° / 31 ° 83mm / 7 days
february 24 ° / 31 ° 87mm / 8 days
March 25 ° / 32 ° 216mm / 11 days
April 25 ° / 32 ° 371mm / 16 days
may 27 ° / 31 ° 323mm / 18 days
June 26 ° / 30 ° 198mm / 18 days
July 26 ° / 30 ° 111mm / 14 days
August 26 ° / 30 ° 98mm / 12 days
September 26 ° / 30 ° 173mm / 17 days
October 25 ° / 30 ° 224mm / 17 days
November 24 ° / 31 ° 350mm / 17 days
December 24 ° / 30 ° 155mm / 12 days

These weather forecasts have been generated using information from the COLOMBO weather station. This station is located in Sri Lanka, 4 km from Colombo and is located at an altitude of 7 meters.





The best time to go, or the months to avoid

Here are some additional statistics that should allow you to choose which are the good months to go, or the months to avoid.


Which are the hottest months in Colombo?

In Colombo, the months of the year with the highest maximum temperatures are:
April (with 32°C), March (with 32°C), January (with 31°C), …

What are the coldest months?

The months of the year with the lowest average temperatures in Colombo are:
December (with 27°C), January (with 27°C), October (with 28°C), …

Which are the driest months in Colombo?

In Colombo, the months of the year with the fewest rainy days are:
January (with 7 rainy days/month), february (with 8 rainy days/month), March (with 11 rainy days/month), …


What are the rainiest months?

The months with the most rainy days in Colombo are:
June (with 18 rainy days/month), may (with 18 rainy days/month), September (with 17 rainy days/month), …

What is the weather around?

Nearby cities with a similar climate

Other cities around Colombo may have fairly similar weather patterns:
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (11 km from Colombo), Moratuwa (18 km), Pita Kotte (8 km), Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (9 km), Katunayaka (26 km), Battaramulla South (9 km) , Maharagama (13 km), Kotikawatta (7 km), Hendala (7 km), Welisara (12 km),

Around Colombo

You might also be interested in these cities:
Nuwara Eliya (103 km from Colombo), Matale (104 km), Puttalam (122 km), …

Oh Sri Lanka

Check the climate forecasts for other major cities in Sri Lanka:
Trinquemalay (238 km from Colombo), Puttalam (122 km), Matale (104 km), Nuwara Eliya (103 km), …

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