Climate and seasons
Sri Lanka, which lies close to the equator, is characterized by tropical climate country and it is blessed with many beautiful sceneries. There are two Monsoons in Sri Lanka, during May and August in the western and southern parts. Region’s dry season is from December to March. And thereafter from October to January the Northern and Eastern parts of the island are rainy. Dry season lasts from May to September. It means that at any given moment there are sunny beaches and places to walk about although the rest of the country will enjoy a different clime.
The average temperature of beaches is 30-25 degrees, making it possible to travel even during the rainy season.
In the highlands of Kandy and Nuwara Eliya, the average temperature is 22-16 degrees, and the nights are cold. But during very cold seasons Nuwara Eliya could become 120C. Amounts of rainfall in the south reaches – 3500-4000 mm per year, compared with other dry regions which get only 1000 mm per year. The tropical vegetation could be seen all over where the traveller goes. The various forms of green, which is the dominant color of the island, give a feeling of natural greenhouse throughout the year.
This is what makes Sri Lanka desirable in that, it is a land for all seasons with a blend of cool greenery and sunny coasts.