Colombo Weather in January

What's the weather like in Colombo (Western) in January 2023?

The climate in Colombo during January can be summarized as hot, humid and reasonably dry.

January is in the winter in Colombo and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

Colombo weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 30.9°C 87.6°F
Nightly temperature 22.1°C 71.8°F
Average temperature 26.5°C 79.7°F
Daily sunshine 8.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 55 mm 2.2 ins
Rainy days 5 days
Sea temperature 27.6°C 81.7°F
Humidity 73%
Windspeed 9kph 6 mph

On average January is the driest month of the year in Colombo with around 55mm 2.2 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 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Colombo

Colombo average temperature in January

January rainfall

Colombo average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Colombo average rain in January

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Colombo in January 2022.

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Colombo weather stats

Colombo weather statistics
Hottest month: May 30.9°C 87.6°F
Driest month: January 55mm 2.2ins
Sunniest month: March 9.2hrs
Coldest month: December 30.1°C 86.2°F
Wettest month: May 382mm 15ins
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