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Sri Lanka is tropical, with distinct dry and wet seasons.

The seasons are slightly complicated by having two monsoons.

From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year.

The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island.

Sri Lanka Colombo Nuwara Eliya weather

Sri Lanka Colombo Nuwara Eliya weather

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Sri Lanka average temperatures

Sri Lanka Climatic Zones