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Best time to visit Minneriya, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Minneriya is December-February

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, December-February is the best time to go to Minneriya.

The very hottest temperatures in Minneriya get to around 36℃ (97℉) in the height of summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Minneriya is around 19℃ (67℉).

The days are longest in Minneriya in July, 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Minneriya in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Minneriya, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

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Minneriya seasons

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

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 Minneriya 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.

Minneriya 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 Minneriya 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
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Minneriya in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Minneriya in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Minneriya in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 8 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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

Minneriya in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 214mm (8") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 166mm (7") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Minneriya in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Minneriya is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (95℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Minneriya is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Minneriya 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 Minneriya, 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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