Due to European Easter Holidays it’s touristic high season now in Sri Lanka, April being the last month of the prime tourism season.
Though sunny weather conditions prevail, thunderstorms are to be expected occasionally in the west of the island. The median cloud cover will be between 40 and 50 per cent, this means: partly cloudy.
Besides March, April one of the best all-round months for travelling in Sri Lanka. March and April are the driest and hottest months of the year, in Sri Lanka, the begin of April is usually very hot. The Cultural Triangle area usually has temperatures above 30 degrees centigrade in April. April is still a good time to visit Sri Lanka’s west and south coasts In April, humidity is high here, up to 95 %, except for the Kalpitiya and Wilpattu area, which belongs to the dry zone.
Besides the wetzone, the highlands are comparatively dry in April, too, though earlier months are slightly more recommendable for all these regions. The begin of April is drier than the end of the same month.
April marks the beginning of favourable weather conditions in the east of the island, main season at Sri Lanka’s east coast beaches is from May to September.
Throughout April, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, sometimes light rain can occur, too. Average rainfall in April varies between far below 100 mm in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and above 300 mm in Sabaragamuwa Province and Kalutara and Galle Districts. In the Cultural Triangle region (North-Central Province) it’s just above 100 mm, in the highlands (Central Province) slightly more than 200 mm.
April is a very good month for wildlife observation in Wilpattu and other national parks in the Cultural Triangle, especially Wasgomuwa. For Udawalawe National Park in the south, near the intermediate zone, April can be considered peak season.
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