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When is the best time to visit Sri Lanka?

Sunshine and consistently warm temperatures make Sri Lanka a popular destination throughout the year. 

A tropical country close to the equator, Sri Lanka also has two monsoon seasons affecting different coasts at different times of the year.

The northeast monsoon season affects the east coast between the months of October and January, whereas the southwest monsoon affects the west and south coasts of Sri Lanka from May to July.

Also, being an island country, the climate in Sri Lanka changes dramatically from one place to another. This means that you can find good weather somewhere in the country at any given time.

The southwest coast and central hills are best visited from December to April, and better weather can be experienced in the northern region during British summertime (May to September).

When there isn’t a monsoon period, in the months of October to November, the weather is unsettled that can result in sporadic rainfall and thunderstorms anywhere on the island. Whenever you decide to go, be prepared with rain gear and sun lotion just in case.

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Month-by-month guide to travelling in Sri Lanka

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