weather and climate information for travellers
Isolated showers or thundershowers are expected in the south-west of the island during the afternoon or evening, whereas predominantly sunny weather condition will prevail elsewhere.
Some thunderstorms are expected to start in Colombo on Thursday and to occur during a period of at least one week.
March and April are the so-called Inter-monsoon Season in Sri Lanka, the driest - and busiest - period in the south-west of the island before main monsoon and also dry in the north and east after the regional anti-monsoon. March is the best overall month for Sri Lanka travellers, because it’s the only month with predominantly dry weather conditions in every region of the island. However, this period is slightly warmer than normal, with averages up towards 34 °C, annd thunderstorms typically occur often during the afternoons or evenings, particularly in the western and southern provinces. Over most parts of the island, the amount of rainfall varies between 80 mm in Jaffna and 250 mm near Ratnapura.
Remarkably, though the Adam’s Peak area is the wettest on the island in March, this is still the driest month at the Adam’s Peak and and in the whole hill country - and therefore the main pilgrim season at Sri Lanka’s holiest mountain.
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