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Best time to visit Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Hikkaduwa is February-April

Want to know when to travel to Hikkaduwa? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, February-April is the best time to go to Hikkaduwa. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) in Hikkaduwa. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 24℃ (75℉).

The days are longest in Hikkaduwa in June, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

For more information about when to travel to Hikkaduwa, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Hikkaduwa seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Hikkaduwa

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 Hikkaduwa 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.

Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa 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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Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa 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 Hikkaduwa, 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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