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When is the best time to go to Colombo

Weather guide on when is the best time to go to Colombo.
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When is the best time to visit Colombo?

In general the best time to visit Colombo is probably April, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are February, March, April, while the coldest months are June, July, August.
The best time to visit may differ depending on what you are looking for:
  • The best time for a sunbathing holiday is February, March, April. Average maximum temperatures are up to +31°C in April and it has 2 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during January - December.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is August, September, October with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Colombo in different months

This is the average weather in Colombo for each month based on historic data:

January, February usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +31°C during January.

In March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December the weather is average. Expect around 181 rainy days, and the precipitation amounts to approximately 295 mm in October.

Climate in Colombo

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Colombo for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Colombo during the whole year:
The hottest month in Colombo is April with average maximum temperature going up to +31°C. The coldest month is June with the lowest temperatures of +26°C.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Colombo looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Colombo is October with average humidity going up to 84%. The least humid month is January with an average humidity of 75%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Colombo during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is February with approximately 6 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 59 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is October with approximately 21 rainy days and 295 mm of total precipitation.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Colombo:

What is the hottest month in Colombo?

The hottest month in Colombo is April with average maximum temperature of +31°C.

What is the coldest month in Colombo?

The coldest month in Colombo is June with minimum temperatures of +26°C.

Is Colombo worth visiting in winter?

If you are planning to visit Colombo in winter you can expect pretty good weather. The best month is April with +31°C and 2 sunny days.

When does it rain the least in Colombo?

if you're looking to visit Colombo when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for October, November, May. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being February with only 59 mm of rain.

Monthly weather in Colombo

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Colombo, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.