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Best time to visit Udawalawe, Sri Lanka

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The best time to visit Udawalawe is May

Want to know when to travel to Udawalawe? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, May is the best time to go to Udawalawe. 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 summer, the temperature in Udawalawe can rise as high as 37℃ (98℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Udawalawe is around 20℃ (67℉).

The days are longest in Udawalawe 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. The wet season in Udawalawe falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Learn more about when to travel to Udawalawe, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

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Udawalawe seasons

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

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 Udawalawe 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.

Udawalawe 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 Udawalawe 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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DEC

Udawalawe in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 104mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Udawalawe in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 205mm (8") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 162mm (6") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Udawalawe in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Udawalawe is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Udawalawe 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 Udawalawe 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 Udawalawe, 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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