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Best time to visit Kalutara, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Kalutara is June-August

While Kalutara is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 32℃ (90℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 23℃ (74℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 23℃ (73℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Kalutara when the days are longest, you should visit in January. June sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Kalutara, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

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Kalutara seasons

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

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 Kalutara 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.

Kalutara 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 Kalutara 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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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


Top FAQs

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