When is the best time to go to Dambulla

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Dambulla, 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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Dambulla weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Dambulla 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

Dambulla January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 92mm 7.5hrs 12.5hrs

The climate in Dambulla during January can be summarized as hot, humid and a little damp.

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

January is in the winter in Dambulla and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 92mm 3.6 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 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Dambulla February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 79mm 8.3hrs 12.6hrs

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

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 Dambulla.

February is in the winter in Dambulla and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 79mm 3.1 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 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Dambulla March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 90mm 9hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Dambulla is characteristically hot, humid and a little damp.

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 Dambulla.

March is in the spring in Dambulla and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 90mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 9 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in March »

April

Dambulla April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 187mm 8.3hrs 13hrs

Dambulla'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 Dambulla for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

April is in the spring in Dambulla and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 187mm 7.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in April »

May

Dambulla May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 111mm 7hrs 13.2hrs

May is a damp, humid month in Dambulla and the temperature is generally very hot.

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

May is in the spring in Dambulla and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 24°C (76°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 111mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in May »

June

Dambulla June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 61mm 6.6hrs 12.5hrs

The climate in Dambulla during June can be summarized as 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 Dambulla.

June is in the summer in Dambulla and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 24°C (76°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Dambulla with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry 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 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in June »

July

Dambulla July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 68mm 6.4hrs 12.6hrs

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

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 Dambulla.

July is in the summer in Dambulla and is typically the 6th 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 July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 68mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Dambulla weather in July »

August

Dambulla August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 64mm 6.9hrs 12.8hrs

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

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 Dambulla.

August is in the summer in Dambulla and is typically the 5th 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 August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 64mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Dambulla weather in August »

September

Dambulla September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 101mm 6.7hrs 13hrs

Dambulla's weather in September is typically hot, humid and damp in nature.

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

September is in the fall / autumn in Dambulla and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (89°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 101mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Dambulla weather in September »

October

Dambulla October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 280mm 6.6hrs 13.2hrs

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

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Dambulla and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 280mm 11 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in October »

November

Dambulla November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 289mm 6.3hrs 12.5hrs

Dambulla's weather in November is typically hot, humid and very wet in nature.

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 Dambulla.

November is in the fall / autumn in Dambulla and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 289mm 11.4 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 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Dambulla weather in November »

December

Dambulla December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 228mm 6.4hrs 12.6hrs

December in Dambulla 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 Dambulla.

December is in the winter in Dambulla and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Dambulla with around 228mm 9 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.

Dambulla weather in December »

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Dambulla weather stats

Dambulla weather statistics
Hottest month: May 31.9°C 89.4°F
Driest month: June 61mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: March 9hrs
Coldest month: January 29°C 84.2°F
Wettest month: November 289mm 11.4ins
Warmest sea: April 29.9°C 85.8°F
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