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 (Celsius) Nuwara Eliya average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
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.

Nuwara Eliya monthly rainfall chart (mm) Nuwara Eliya monthly rainfall chart (inches)
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

Nuwara Eliya average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Nuwara Eliya
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 6 6.6 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.

Nuwara Eliya average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Nuwara Eliya average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
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.

Nuwara Eliya average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Nuwara Eliya average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
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.

Nuwara Eliya average winspeed by month (km/h) Nuwara Eliya average winspeed by month (mph)
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.

Nuwara Eliya relative humidity averages
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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