Sri Lanka Weather in March

The weather in Sri Lanka in March is very great. The west and south coastal areas see the high temperature, even reaching the mid 30℃(86℉). The east and north regions expect the hot weather with less rainfall. Since the rainy season is yet to come, March is a great month to travel to Sri Lanka. People can appreciate the astounding natural beauty and cultural relics.
The hottest cities in Sri Lanka in March:
Anuradhapura: 34℃(93.2℉)
The coolest cities in Sri Lanka in March:
Nuwaea Eliya: 10℃(50℉)

Averages for Sri Lanka Weather in March

High Temperature
31°C (87.8°F)
Low Temperature
22°C (71.6°F)
87 mm (3.4 in)
06:09 ~ 06:23
18:20 ~ 18:23

March Temperatures in Sri Lanka

What to Wear
If you travel to Sri Lanka in this month, you can take some thin clothes such as t-shirts, skirts. Sunglasses and sunhats are necessary to protect yourself from the intense ultraviolet ray.
March Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
Tourism Rate: 

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country with the small land area but is home to eight World Heritage Sites. Six are cultural sites: Sacred City of Kandy, Sigiriya Lion Rock, Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Fortified town of Galle, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla Cave Temple; two are natural sites: Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Central Highlands. These magnificent spots are scattered across the island and you can go to anywhere in this month depend on your plans.


It was listed as one of the World Heritage sites mainly because of the Temple of the Tooth. The temple is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site because it collects the tooth relic of Buddha. The inside of the building is decorated with fabulous carvings. Every August, Esala Perahera is held to attract numerous Buddhist to celebrate this grand festival. Kandy Lake is also worth visiting, covered with lush tropical flowers and trees. You can enjoy the tranquil scenery and watch many kinds of birds

Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage

Located in Pinnawela, it is a place to shelter abandoned or injured elephants. This place is a paradise for elephants and a must-visit destination for tourists. Adult elephants can receive work training such as helping people carry woods. Some trained elephants also perform shows to attract donations from tourists.

Nuwara Eliya

There are many tea gardens and factories in this place. Visitors can visit the tea factory to learn about the processing of black tea and taste the tea. The must-go spot is Mackwoods, which is the most famous tea factory here. You can enjoy the most authentic tea and buy some tea products for your friends and family.

Yala National Park

It is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Sri Lanka and contains the world’s densest leopard population. You can take an open-air jeep and are accompanied by an experienced local guide to enjoy a wildlife world tour.

March 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
33°C / 91.4°F
25°C / 77°F
06:58/ 16:36
31°C / 87.8°F
25°C / 77°F
06:58/ 16:36