Nuwara Eliya monthly weather averages

  • Average daytime temperature

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

    Nuwara Eliya average temperature chart
    Average monthly temperatures in Nuwara Eliya (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 20.4 21.5 22.8 23.1 21.9 19.8 19.5 19.6 20 20.4 20.4 19.9
    °F 68.6 70.7 73.1 73.6 71.3 67.6 67.1 67.2 68 68.7 68.7 67.7

    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.

    Average monthly rainfall in Nuwara Eliya (mm and inches)
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    mm 107 90 86 178 161 175 158 144 162 258 244 211
    inches 4.2 3.5 3.4 7 6.3 6.9 6.2 5.7 6.4 10.2 9.6 8.3
    Rainy days 8 7 8 13 13 15 16 15 15 17 17 15
  • Average daily sunshine

    The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Nuwara Eliya

    Average daily sunshine Nuwara Eliya
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Hrs sunshine 6 6.7 7.4 6.7 4.9 4.5 3.8 3.7 4.4 4.7 4.7 5.2
  • Day / night temperatures

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

    Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Nuwara Eliya (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Min °C 10.2 10.3 11.1 12.3 13.8 14.3 14 13.7 13.3 12.8 12.4 11.8
    Max °C 20.6 21.8 23.1 23.4 22.1 19.9 19.7 19.7 20.2 20.6 20.6 20.1
    Min °F 50.4 50.5 52 54.1 56.8 57.7 57.1 56.7 55.9 55 54.3 53.2
    Max °F 59.7 60.8 62.8 64 64.2 62.8 62.2 62.1 62.1 62.1 61.7 60.6
  • Sea temperature

    The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

    Average sea temperature around Nuwara Eliya in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 27.7 28.2 29 29.8 29.4 28.5 28 27.8 28.1 28.4 28.6 28.1
    °F 81.9 82.7 84.2 85.6 84.9 83.3 82.4 82.1 82.5 83.2 83.5 82.5
  • Wind speed

    The graph below shows the average wind speed.

    Average wind speed in Nuwara Eliya (mph and kmh)
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    km/h 10 9 9 7 10 15 14 14 12 9 8 10
    mph 6 6 5 5 6 9 9 9 7 5 5 6

    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.

    Average relative humidity in Nuwara Eliya
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    80% 74% 72% 80% 83% 83% 86% 83% 83% 85% 85% 82%

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Nuwara Eliya weather stats

Nuwara Eliya weather statistics
Hottest month: May 21.9°C 71.4°F
Driest month: March 86mm 3.4ins
Sunniest month: March 7.4hrs
Coldest month: January 20.4°C 68.7°F
Wettest month: October 258mm 10.2ins
Warmest sea: April 29.8°C 85.6°F
Map showing location of Nuwara Eliya (6.97078, 80.78286)

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