Nestled on the southern tip of India sits the tropical island Sri Lanka. Sitting as the 25th biggest island in the planet, the tiny island packs pretty the punch. While it is fairly tiny, it experiences two diverse monsoon seasons with some “shoulder” months amongst the two.
Due to the fact of this, the climate is a huge portion of picking when to pay a visit to this tropical sanctuary and applying the climate to support you navigate your trip can be, well…complicated.
Right here are the finest occasions to travel to Sri Lanka!
January to April
Whilst this might look like a lengthy stretch of time, January to March is a single of the finest occasions to pay a visit to Sri Lanka, specifically the west and southern coast.
Whilst the temps stay pretty continuous all through the year, December to March sits in amongst the two monsoon seasons (on the west and southern coasts). Maha Monsoon season hits the east coast from December to March so it is finest to keep away from this side of the island for a handful of months.
Sri Lanka is recognized for its beaches so if you are searching to sit back and unwind on a beach chair, January to March will bring sunshine and drier climate (even though a downpour shouldn’t be ruled out). Plus there’s a excellent opportunity that you will be in a position to spot Blue and Sperm whales.
March is also a great time to pay a visit to The Central Hills, a mountainous location situated in the south-central portion of the island. The hills attain more than 300m and cover more than 20% of the total location of Sri Lanka.
Due to the fact these are the driest months, they are the most well-liked with vacationers so anticipate busier beaches, internet sites, and hotels along with larger costs. Book ahead to keep away from these larger costs and to land the hotel you have been eyeing.
May perhaps to October
If going to for the duration of these months, you are going to want to stick to the northern or eastern sides of the island exactly where you will discover much more sunshine. The Yala Monsoon season brings rains to the west and southwest coasts along with the hill nation.
Even in the drier components of the island, you will discover that the unbearable humidity has begun. April to October sit proper amongst the two monsoons seasons so the climate can be a bit unpredictable. This is recognized as the inter-monsoon season. You could possibly run into a mix of rainy days and sunny days.
Fortunately, you will hardly really feel the humidity due to the fact of the sea breeze on the coast. In truth, a effectively-crafted itinerary will imply that you will not even be conscious of the rough climate taking location on the other side of the island.
November to December
November generally sees the northeast monsoon in complete swing which signifies that a majority of the island will see some rain. The quantity of rain you could possibly come across tends to adjust just about every year so it is challenging to pinpoint how this climate could influence your trip.
To reduce the quantity of rain you run into, stick to the south of the nation, exactly where the beaches are much less most likely to see rain.
The climate in December is also a bit unpredictable. It typically depends on when the monsoon season ends. It can be a excellent month to travel to Sri Lanka if the rains trail off at the finish of the month of November or the rains will carry on a bit longer.
Regardless of regardless of whether the rains finish or not, as a complete, December is an additional excellent month to pay a visit to. The rains have helped the lush green landscapes flourish and if the sun is shining, it is great beach climate.
Have you ever been to Sri Lanka? What time of the year did you go? I’d appreciate to hear about your expertise in the comments under!