Sri Lanka weather & when to go: April

April overview

April is certainly amongst the best months for travel in Sri Lanka, when considering the overall country-wide picture. Although as May approaches the west and southern coasts, as well as the more central Tea Country region, will start to experience a steep increase in rainfall.

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Annual overview

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April's weather in detail

Throughout April the beaches in Sri Lanka's south and west are still enjoying plenty of sunshine, with temperatures remaining up in the mid-30°C's. On the east coast it’s also good news, with rainfall on the decline and plenty of sunshine and blue skies expected.  

Heading inland, it’s a similar story in the Cultural Triangle, with temperatures heading towards the mid-30°C's and very little rainfall. If you plan on climbing Sigiriya Rock be sure to go early to avoid the heat. To the south, Kandy and the hills of the Tea Country are expecting rainfall well below their monthly average and temperatures hover around the mid-20°C's, making April an ideal month for trekking the Knuckles Mountain range.

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Galle, Bentota, Negombo, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle, Kalpitiya, Arugam Bay, Passekudah, Trincomalee, Nilaveli, Kuchchaveli

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The exact date of traditional New Year for the Sinhalese and the Tamil's is dictated by their lunar calendar. It is celebrated with elephant races, coconut games and pillow fights! 13th-14th April 2020

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