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Best time to visit Bentota, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Bentota is June-September

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Bentota? Look no further! June-September is the best time to go to Bentota due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Bentota can rise to a maximum of 32℃ (90℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Bentota is around 23℃ (73℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Bentota when the days are longest, you should visit in January. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Bentota in June. Head over there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Bentota, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

Bentota seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bentota as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bentota is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bentota

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bentota for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bentota climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bentota for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Bentota in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bentota in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bentota in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bentota in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bentota in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 303mm (12") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Bentota in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 331mm (13") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bentota in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 241mm (9") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bentota in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 272mm (11") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bentota in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 201mm (8") over 26 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Bentota in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 192mm (8") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bentota in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 133mm (5") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Bentota in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 17 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bentota in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bentota is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bentota is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bentota is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bentota, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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