Matara monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Matara

Matara average temperature chart (Celsius) Matara average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Matara (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 29.6 30 30.7 30.8 30.2 29.6 29.6 29.2 29.3 29.4 29.5 29.4
°F 85.3 86 87.2 87.4 86.3 85.3 85.2 84.6 84.7 84.9 85.1 84.9

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Matara monthly rainfall chart (mm) Matara monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Matara (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 84 85 104 191 228 156 150 134 191 279 261 163
inches 3.3 3.3 4.1 7.5 9 6.1 5.9 5.3 7.5 11 10.3 6.4
Rainy days 5 5 7 10 10 10 8 9 11 13 14 10

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Matara

Matara average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Matara
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 7.7 8.4 8.8 7.8 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.4 6.7 6.8

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Matara average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Matara average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Matara (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 22.2 22.6 23.6 24.5 25.1 24.9 24.3 24.3 24.2 23.7 23.2 22.9
Max °C 29.8 30.2 30.9 31 30.3 29.8 29.7 29.4 29.4 29.5 29.7 29.6
Min °F 72 72.7 74.4 76 77.2 76.7 75.7 75.7 75.6 74.7 73.7 73.1
Max °F 78.8 79.5 81 81.9 81.9 81.1 80.6 80.2 80.2 79.9 79.5 79.2

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Matara average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Matara average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Matara in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 28 28.4 29.2 29.8 29.3 28.5 28.1 28 28.1 28.4 28.7 28.2
°F 82.4 83.1 84.5 85.7 84.8 83.4 82.6 82.3 82.7 83.2 83.6 82.8

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Matara average winspeed by month (km/h) Matara average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Matara (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 16 15 12 11 16 18 17 18 17 13 11 14
mph 10 9 8 7 10 11 11 11 11 8 7 9

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Matara relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Matara
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
76% 76% 77% 80% 82% 81% 78% 78% 80% 81% 81% 80%

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Matara weather stats

Matara weather statistics
Hottest month: April 30.8°C 87.4°F
Driest month: January 84mm 3.3ins
Sunniest month: March 8.8hrs
Coldest month: January 29.6°C 85.3°F
Wettest month: October 279mm 11ins
Warmest sea: April 29.8°C 85.6°F
Map showing location of Matara (5.94851, 80.53528)

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