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Best time to visit Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Kalpitiya is May

If you’re looking to travel to Kalpitiya for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Kalpitiya is May due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Kalpitiya can reach a maximum of 33℃ (91℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 22℃ (72℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Kalpitiya are usually in July, 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 Kalpitiya usually falls during the months surrounding October 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 Kalpitiya. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Kalpitiya seasons

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

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 Kalpitiya 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.

Kalpitiya 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 Kalpitiya 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

Kalpitiya in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 21 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 17 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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

Kalpitiya in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 195mm (8") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 193mm (8") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Kalpitiya in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 142mm (6") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kalpitiya is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kalpitiya 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 Kalpitiya is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kalpitiya, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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