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Weather in Colombo

Fri, Jul 19 2019

19.2ºC | 10.57ºC

Clouds from morning to night

79.57% Humidity

Sat, Jul 20 2019

20.98ºC | 10.55ºC

Clouds in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night

81.5% Humidity

Sun, Jul 21 2019

19.09ºC | 10.39ºC

Clouds from morning to night

79.0% Humidity

Mon, Jul 22 2019

22.8ºC | 11.71ºC

Clouds in morning and afternoon and clear from evening to night

73.88% Humidity

Tue, Jul 23 2019

23.95ºC | 11.81ºC

Clear in morning , afternoon and evening and clouds in night

79.88% Humidity

Wed, Jul 24 2019

15.64ºC | 15.64ºC

Clouds from morning to night

83.0% Humidity

Best Time To Visit Colombo

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

The best time to visit Colombo is the dry season between January and March. The best season to visit Colombo if one is planning to explore the west and south coasts and the mountain country is northeast monsoon which is from November to February. The city of Colombo experiences sporadic rains around the year, except the dry season. This is the coolest time of the year and the humidity levels are low, making it an ideal time to enjoy sightseeing in Colombo. Sri Lanka, the beautiful tropical island, has got a varied climate due to two monsoon seasons hitting the island. The best time to visit Colombo can be chosen by the traveler based on the places of interest or the activities they are interested to do in the city.

Colombo weather is generally tropical and humid due to its location. The best time of year to visit Colombo is not the Southwest monsoon from May to August as the duration has very heavy rainfall in the region making it hard for tourists to explore the place. It is also the best time to visit Bentota Beach and Galle Face Green. The island nation has a very long monsoon with the good amount of rainfall throughout the year.

Located on the western coast of Sri Lanka, Colombo experiences subtropical weather throughout the year. Apart from the heavy rainfall in monsoon months, every season is the best time of year to visit Colombo. Let's take a season-wise detailed look at the best time to visit Colombo and Kandy.

January to March (31 to 24 °C)

The colder months of Colombo are ideal to explore the coastal regions and hill stations nearby. The city is crowded with plenty of tourists at Galle Face Green. The weather is mostly dry and sunny during these months. Duruthu Perahera Festival is also held in January so expect higher hotel prices and flight tickets.

April to October (25 to 30 °C)

With the onset of the monsoon season in Colombo, torrential rainfall begins. June through September is the wettest time of the year although there are a few days with clear skies. The city gets less crowded from May which makes it a good time to soak in the peaceful surroundings and natural beauty here. As this is an off season, you will also get good discounts on hotels and flights.

November to December (23 to 30 °C)

Due to northeast monsoon, the weather in Colombo begins to get hot and humid during these months. However, the overall climate is still comfortable enough for sightseeing and outdoor activities on the beach.  

Famous Festivals in Colombo

The Buddhist festival of Vesak Poya is celebrated all over Sri Lanka on the full moon in March to commemorate the birth of Buddha. Sinhala and Tamil New Year in April marks the beginning of the new year for the islanders. Hindu festivals of Maha Shivratri and Diwali are also celebrated in Colombo.


Climate in Colombo

Summer Season in Colombo

March and April are the months when Colombo goes through summer. Summer is not that severe in the city as it usually has a moderate temperature throughout the year. The month of April becomes a bit harsh with the dry and hot weather making it not the best time to visit Colombo. It is the not the right time for a traveler to roam around and experience the city due to the uncomfortable weather. Colombo in May is virtually empty due to hot and humid weather. However, travelers can get the best offers on flights and hotel rates in summer.


Monsoon Season in Colombo

The southwest monsoon hits the coasts of Colombo from May to August and brings rain to southwest and western coasts. It is not the best time to visit Colombo as one can enjoy only the Eastern coasts during this period. Southwest monsoon gives the maximum rainfall to the city making it not the best season to visit Colombo. The rainfall is very heavy until the month of August and August experiences less rainfall compared to other months in southwest monsoon. September and October are the months when Colombo goes through Intermittent Monsoon. The average temperature of Colombo in September is around 28 degrees. It is the time when the city face thunderstorms and very heavy and unexpected rainfall. It is not at all a best season to visit Colombo.


Winter Season in Colombo

The winter season and northeast monsoon is between November and February. This is the period when the rainfall does not affect Colombo making it the best time of year to visit Colombo. The temperature stays at a very good level and also the area will not be affected drastically by rain thus making it the best time to visit Colombo. It is a good time to enjoy the beaches and also to experience the life in Colombo. The city also has a very exciting nightlife that allures the tourists. The best time to visit Colombo for honeymoon is during the winter season. There is frequent rainfall in Colombo in December although the humidity is lower.


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    • Trip to Colombo

      Overall good experience, but few things we stayed for 5days and in which 3 hotels were best and rest 2 we below not even average, overall travel was too much via car should have been made it better by the agent at Srilanka, Which finally gave us mixed review on tour. Srilanka is a nice place should travel. Cinimon Chain Hotels hospitality. Sea Food Colombo city
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      Shijo Mathew Abraham

      Faridabad, 11 days ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Excellent & Very Beautiful Country....!! The wild @ Sigriya having excellent and adventurous location. Cinnamon Citadel @ Kandy provide us very memorable welcome. Whether at Kandy was really excellent and we enjoyed a lot. Okary Tea Bush @ Nuwara eliya hotel was good. It's too cold place. Nice view from window. @ Bentota we stayed at two resorts-pandanus beach and cinnamon bay. Both properties are excellent. Cinnamon is very big property with all amenities. @ colombo we stayed at Marino Beach. At sight very slow process of check in. Rooms were not ready. But after check in property is excellent with rooftop pool. Over and above all stars goes toTravel Ceylon who has arranged this trip for us. Sales personal Mr. Chatura is having excellent knowledge and skill and ability to customize package according to our requirement. All members of trip are highly satisfied with the way they provided service. Last but not least, Mr. Dilipa our guide has help us a lot for roaming around all places according to interney. Finally Driver was also excellent and ride us safely during entire Journey. 7star appraisal to Travel ceylon. Cold Whether at Nuwara Eliya and Boating experience was awesome. Would definitely visit srilanka again If I get chance. Inspite of Bad happened in April, entire country is moving ahead to uplifting country. Thanks to all Local to whom we interact.
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      Bhaumik Patel

      Ahmedabad, 14 days ago

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      Sri Lanka is an island country..where the contours of the land itself forms a kind of sinewy poetry. A very special island that travellers, from Sinbad to Marco Polo, dreamed about and with similar aspirations, me and my fiancée decided to visit SL for our honeymoon. We explored different options and stumbled upon Travel Triangle, who seemed well versed with SL, were offering competitive prices. Had a Chat an online agent - Swati and within a day, we received 4 quotes from 4 Vendors. We decided to go forward with 'Direct Link' as the Travel Co-ordinator Anto, was polite/courteous, knowledgable and honest, was able to understand our requirements and provide the best tour schedule i.e 5 days and 4 nights at Colombo/Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Nuwara Eliya - Bentota - Bentota/Colombo. This ensured that we were able to enjoy various topographies urban/hill station/mountains/beach. Anto co-ordinated end to end right from time we had initial chat to the time we completed the tour. We Had to pay 10% as Booking and the remaining amount was paid just before we boarded our flight to Colombo from Chennai. ( They do give option to pay the remaining amount on arrival in Colombo, however, with network issues, it might be tad difficult, esp in receiving OTPs et all) Mr Hafis was our assigned tour guide as well as transporter. He was a through professional, brilliant knowledge and insights on the tourist places. He was so amazing with providing all the statistics, dates, dimensions, USPs of the places that made us admire and appreciate the places even more than we would have probably done. Also, special mention about his driving skills, we spent so much time on road but not once we experienced any jerk or lack of comfort. All the Hotels were brilliant - Topaz (Kandy) , Galway Heights(Nuwara Eliya) and Pandanus Beach Resort & Spa (Bentota). Staff, Room/View from Room and Food. Word of caution - If you are a VEG like me, it is rather important that you let reception know about it , as and when you check-in the hotel. Direct Link are experts in chalking out the travel schedule in such a way that you enjoy the max number of tourist places in as little time as possible. Of all the travel options provided, we enjoyed the below mentioned the most - Ambevala Farm, Strawberry Farm Batik Factory and Gems Museum Bluefield Tea Estate ( Mohamed the Tea Guide was Brilliant) Ramboda, Devon and St Clair's Falls Gangaramaya Temple Gregory Lake Hanuman Temple and Sita Amman Kovil Kandy Lake, Temple of Tooth Relic and Kandyan Cultural Show, Upper Lake Drive Madu River Safari - CINNAMON ISLAND-BUDDHIST TEMPLE-HINDU TEMPLE - DELTA- FISH FARM Marine Drive Important National Monuments Nuwara Eliya Post Office and Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage ( Break Fast at Villa Pinnewala) Addressing the elephant in the room, the security in SL post the 21st April attacks is pretty heavy and upto the mark. Just be prepared for random checks of the car by the Sri Lankan Army. However, it does not have much impact on your experience. No matter where you go, you are greeted by the happily smiling Sri Lankan, as afterall they do hold the World Record of most plesant and smiling people in the world record i.e ~ 86% of the poulation (Another gem shared by our tour guide - Hafis) We had a great time in Lanka and take this opportunity to THANK Travel Triangle, Swati, Direct Link, Anto and Hafis for making this a beautiful trip that we will cherish forever.
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      Arvind Kumar

      Chennai, 24 days ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Hello we have visited Srilanka as on 6 th June 17, 2019 would like to mention that Narang (Travel Triangle Holiday Expert) was extremely helpful. We were five couple to visit Sri Lanka . Secondly, Madhusudan(Tropical Ceylon Experts) who was working with Tropical Ceylon was left job .when we reach at Colombo Air port owner Mr. Sujeet was to receive us, made sure our requirements are met. Thirdly, our chauffeur guide Mr.Dilip was not knowing Hindi, so we have faced lot of problem of under sting language, he was cooperative but left us on 4th day and back to his home, Tempo Driver does not know English so last 2 days was not received any information of sight sneering that day there was need of Mr. Narang but he was also not available. Any how we have enjoyed Trip. As per our quotation Tropical Ceylon has to give us Hindi specking Guide, but given English specking Guide, most of our friend doesn’t understand English, this was main problems. Food and hotels was very good
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      Dhananjay Raghopant Kulkarni

      Aurangabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      It's good and nice trip to Colombo Kandy and Nuwara Eliya is best place and enjoyed a lot.
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      Sudhir Kulal

      Mangalore, a month ago

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      Visited Sri Lanka with Travco adventures through Travel Triangle. Was a bit apprehensive about the sensitive situation in Colombo. But Mr. Shanil from Travco rest assured me of our safety. He did good arrangements for us. The vehicle and the driver were very good. The hotels provided were good except for The Grand Concord, Colombo. The executive from Travel triangle was calling multiple times till the booking was done. But sorry to say, once they received their payment, nobody bothered to answer our calls or queries. Had read about previous reviews of travel triangle on the net and I share the same views. Once they get their payment.. They don't wish to know you. Wonderful Sri Lanka. Nuwara Elliya was breathtakingly beautiful. The beach at Bentota was fabulous. The staff of all the hotels were very cordial and welcoming.
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      Mahek Makhija

      Chennai, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Service of agent is really above the mark and helpful to each and every person in our 42 member group. TT as mediator is not helpful or even concerned about it's customer. While it's clearly written and double clarified about no cancellation before 28 days of tour, it's cost me 160$ for 2 people out of 44 people. Water rafting at Kithulgala Water Sports at Bentota and Belly's Casino in Colombo .
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      Jigar Girish Shah

      Colombo, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Had a wonderful time in Srilanka. Thanks to Chathura for planning our itinerary . Apart from Oak ray tea Bush hotel, rest was superb. Special mention to our Chauffeur Mr Nandana, he took care of us very well. Highly recommended these guys . My trip started with tragic bomb blasts in colombo for which our prayers are with people of Srilanka. At this tough time it was ensured from the tropical ceylon team and especially our chauffeur Mr Nandana that we are safe , coordinating with authorities and ensuring we donot enter or go towards affected areas. People of Srilanka are very friendly and always ensure that they help to their best of abilities.
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      Hemanth Kumar Mangalore

      Bengaluru, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Sri Lanka We visited Sri Lanka for company offsite, we really had a good time. Hotel arrangements in Colombo and Galle is very good. Vehicle arrangements were up to the mark. Guide was there with us through out our journey who supported us with sight seeing activities and guided to visit joints to taste local delicacies.
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      Asahi Kasei India Pvt Ltd

      The capital, 3 months ago

    • Trip to Colombo

      Fantastic experience from the start to the finish. A big thank you to Divya (travel teriangle) and Ganidu (akin Lanka). These guys are the one to go to. Absolutely amazing experience with them both. My parents reached just the day before the unfortunate event of bombing in and around Colombo. But Ganidu from the Akin Lanka was amazing in assisting them throughout and the driver Saliya was exceptionally amazing and treated my parents with utmost respect and looked after them so well. Thank you so much guys. This is what true Sri Lanka is, the best hospitality ever. God bless. Best wishes from all of us.
      NH

      Nitinkumar Hirji Pandhi

      3 months ago

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    Sri Lanka is one of the safest countries to visit in Asia. There aren’t any significant security issues in Sri Lanka, except a few areas. It is not to travel during monsoon in Sri Lanka.

    The central business district of Colombo is known as Fort. Majority of five-star hotels are located in this neighborhood. Cheaper accommodation at reasonable prices in lodges and guest houses is also available in all parts of the city.

    Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, National Museum of Colombo, Beira Lake, Colombo Dutch Museum, St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Galle Face Green, Viharamahadevi Park, and Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara are major points of interest in Colombo. 

    Except for monsoon season, any time of the year is ideal to visit Colombo. The monsoon season in Sri Lanka lasts from June to September.

    The city of Colombo is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka’s Western Province.

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