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Best time to visit Kandy, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Kandy is June-August

If you’re looking to travel to Kandy 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 Kandy is June-August 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 summer, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Kandy is around 17℃ (62℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kandy, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Kandy in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Kandy below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

June

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Kandy seasons

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

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 Kandy 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.

Kandy 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 Kandy 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
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Kandy in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kandy in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kandy in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kandy in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 152mm (6") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kandy in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 163mm (6") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Kandy in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 25 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Kandy in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kandy in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Kandy in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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

Kandy in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 301mm (12") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Kandy in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 216mm (9") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Kandy in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kandy in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kandy is usually April, 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 Kandy 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 Kandy 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 Kandy, 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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