Sri Lanka weather & when to go: February

February overview

The good weather continues across Sri Lanka throughout February. The south and west coast are basking in sunshine and enjoying high temperatures (avg temp: 30°C) and minimal rainfall throughout the month. On the north and eastern coasts, the monsoon should be starting to wind down, with typically less rainfall expected in February than in previous months.

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Annual overview

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February's weather in detail

As with January, dry conditions in Uda Walawe and Wilpattu National Parks are good for wildlife spotting as the animals gather around water holes. There's also the chance of spotting leopard basking in the sun at Yala National Park.

Heading inland, warm and dry weather continues throughout the Cultural Triangle in February (avg temp: 27 °C). Temperatures in the Tea Country, around Nuwara Eliya, are cooler due to the higher altitude (avg temp: 20 °C) but predominantly dry making February a good month for trekking the Knuckles Mountain range. 

 Where's the sun and sand?

Galle, Bentota, Negombo, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle, Kalpitiya

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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies

 Independence Day

Celebrated with parades, dances and national games. 4th February

 Navam Perahera

Magnificent pageant held in Colombo. 7th - 8th February

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