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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Anuradhapura weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Anuradhapura are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Anuradhapura January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 89mm 7.6hrs 12.4hrs

January in Anuradhapura is generally a little damp with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Anuradhapura, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Anuradhapura and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average September is the driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 89mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Anuradhapura February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 54mm 8.4hrs 12.6hrs

February in Anuradhapura is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Anuradhapura, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Anuradhapura and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average September is the 2nd driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Anuradhapura March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 67mm 9.1hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Anuradhapura is characteristically hot, humid and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

March is in the spring in Anuradhapura and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average September is the 3rd driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Anuradhapura April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 146mm 8.5hrs 13hrs

Anuradhapura's weather in April is typically very hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Anuradhapura for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the spring in Anuradhapura and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 146mm 5.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in April »

May

Anuradhapura May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
30°C 80mm 7.3hrs 13.2hrs

May is a reasonably dry, humid month in Anuradhapura and the temperature is generally very hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

May is in the spring in Anuradhapura and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 25°C (78°F) is normal.

On average September is the 5th driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 80mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in May »

June

Anuradhapura June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 11mm 6.7hrs 12.4hrs

Very hot, humid and dry weather often prevails in Anuradhapura during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Anuradhapura, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Anuradhapura and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 26°C (78°F) is normal.

On average September is the 6th driest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 11mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in June »

July

Anuradhapura July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 32mm 6.5hrs 12.6hrs

July in Anuradhapura is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being very hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

July is in the summer in Anuradhapura and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

On average September is the 6th wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 32mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in July »

August

Anuradhapura August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 39mm 7.1hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Anuradhapura is characteristically very hot, humid and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

August is in the summer in Anuradhapura and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 25°C (76°F) is normal.

On average September is the 5th wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 39mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in August »

September

Anuradhapura September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 64mm 6.9hrs 13hrs

Anuradhapura's weather in September is typically very hot, humid and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

September is in the fall / autumn in Anuradhapura and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 25°C (76°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in September »

October

Anuradhapura October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 247mm 6.7hrs 13.2hrs

October is a very wet, humid month in Anuradhapura and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Anuradhapura for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Anuradhapura and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average September is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 247mm 9.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in October »

November

Anuradhapura November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 261mm 6.2hrs 12.4hrs

November in Anuradhapura is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

November is in the fall / autumn in Anuradhapura and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average September is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 261mm 10.3 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in November »

December

Anuradhapura December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 235mm 6.4hrs 12.6hrs

December in Anuradhapura is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Anuradhapura.

December is in the winter in Anuradhapura and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average September is the wettest month of the year in Anuradhapura with around 235mm 9.3 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Anuradhapura weather in December »

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Anuradhapura weather stats

Anuradhapura weather statistics
Hottest month: May 32.6°C 90.7°F
Driest month: June 11mm 0.4ins
Sunniest month: March 9.1hrs
Coldest month: January 28.9°C 84°F
Wettest month: November 261mm 10.3ins
Warmest sea: April 29.9°C 85.8°F
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