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Best time to visit Galle, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Galle is April

Galle is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, April is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Galle is April, where the average temperature gets to around 30℃ (87℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Galle are usually in June, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Galle usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Galle. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Galle seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Galle as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Galle 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 Galle

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 Galle 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.

Galle 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 Galle 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Galle in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 302mm (12") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 231mm (9") over 28 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 161mm (6") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 238mm (9") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 222mm (9") over 24 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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

Galle in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 194mm (8") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 179mm (7") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Galle in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Galle is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Galle 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 Galle is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Galle, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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