Sri Lanka Weather in August

The weather in Sri Lanka in August is hot and wet with the average temperature between 23-30℃(73.4-86℉) and a rainfall of 112mm. Though the south and west areas expect a large drop in rainfall, it is not recommended to swim in the beaches because these areas are still under the influence of summer monsoon. The north and east areas have the good condition and are suitable for beach lovers.
The hottest cities in Sri Lanka in August:
Trincomalee: 34℃(93.2℉)
The coolest cities in Sri Lanka in August:
Nuwaea Eliya: 13℃(55.4℉)

Averages for Sri Lanka Weather in August

High Temperature
30°C (86°F)
Low Temperature
23°C (73.4°F)
112 mm (4.4 in)
06:03 ~ 06:05
18:18 ~ 18:29

 August Temperatures in Sri Lanka

What to Wear
If you travel to Sri Lanka in this month, you need to take thin and breathable clothes like cotton fabrics. If you tend to visit some cultural relics, remember to prepare pairs of socks because people are asked to take off shoes before entering temples and stupa. Sunglasses and sunscreen are necessities.
August Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
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Esala Perahera

This festival lasts ten days between July and August each year. Held in the Sacred City of Kandy. It pays tribute to the Buddha’s tooth relics that are enshrined in the Temple of Tooth. In the evening, dozens of costumed elephants will parade under the leadership of an elephant named Maligawa Tusker (the name of the last king's elephant of Kandy). Numerous tourists gather around Kandy in this month to celebrate it.


It is a small village in the central part of Sri Lanka, attracting tons of tourists due to its convenient transportation and fascinating natural scenery. Ella is located in the mountains; people can visit the local tea factory or take a trekking to Adam’s Peak, which is a beautiful hill you can overlook the Ella Gap at the top of mountain. You can also go to the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, which is a poplar shooting spots where you can see the train passing through the mountains.


It is a southeastern coastal city with beautiful natural scenery. People can rent a jeep to go to the Yala National Park, which is a popular nature reserve where you can watch diverse flora and rare wildlife. Tissamaharama Lake is another charming place with low extent of commercialization. You can appreciate the tranquil lake view and watch flocks of birds.


It is the most preserved-well ancient city in Sri Lanka. The traditional Sri Lanka’s architectural style is fully displayed here. The most famous destination is Sigiriya Lion Rock, which is called the “the Eighth Wonder of the World”. It is a magnificent palace built on a large rock with the exquisite paintings on the wall. You can imagine the grand buildings of the past years through the remains. You can go to the Sigiriya Museum to help you better understand the history of Sigiriya Lion Rock. It owns many precious collections about this ancient city.


It is a popular northeastern port city with beautiful beaches and sea view. You can go to the Dutch Bay and Marble Beach to enjoy your holiday, or visit Koneswaram Temple, which is a famous Hindu temple and a holy site in eastern Sri Lanka.

August Weather of Major Sri Lanka Cities
Temperature Sunrise / Sunset Humidity
High Low
34°C/ 93.2°F 23°C / 73.4°F 07:25/ 17:32 44
33°C / 91.4°F 23°C / 73.4°F 07:20/ 18:07 84
33°C / 91.4°F 22°C / 71.6°F 07:56/ 18:38 79
30°C / 86°F 15°C / 59°F 07:45/ 18:30 83
29°C / 84.2°F 14°C / 57.2°F 07:08/ 18:13 72
33°C / 91.4°F 23°C / 73.4°F 07:23/ 18:22 73
31°C / 87.8°F
23°C / 73.4°F 07:41/ 18:34 79
30°C / 86°F 22°C / 71.6°F 06:51/ 17:35 75
30°C / 86°F 17°C / 62.6°F 06:58/ 16:36 72
29°C / 84.2°F   24°C / 75.2°F 07:44/ 17:48 57
Nuwara Eliya
30°C / 86°F 15°C / 59°F 07:03/ 18:11 74
Sri Jayewardenepura-Kotte
31°C / 87.8°F
24°C / 75.2°F
07:45/ 18:30
34°C/ 93.2°F
25°C/ 77°F
07:45/ 18:30