The best time to visit Sri Lanka depends on which part of the country you are planning to visit. As the country is close to the equator, the country experiences a warm and humid climate with plenty of rainfall. The weather in the plains and the coastal region is hot and humid, with an average temperature of 27°C. The humidity is between 70% during the day, and 90% at night, but the refreshing sea breezes reduces the heat. The central highlands are cool and pleasant with an average temperature of 20°C. January is the coldest moth and May is often the warmest month.
There are two monsoons on the island:
The driest and best season for a tour of Sri Lanka to the west coast, south coast and highlands is from December to March. The best time for visiting the country’s many historic cities, and the east coast is from April to September.
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