Sri Lanka Weather in October

The weather in Sri Lanka in October remains hot with the high humidity in south and west areas. North and east areas expect the changing weather with the increased rainfall and grey sky. October is one of the wettest months of the year with the rainfall of 269mm due to the cyclones influence. While the further north areas can be dry and hot. Generally, the weather is unpredictable in October since it heralds the arrival of north-east monsoon.
The hottest cities in Sri Lanka in October:
Trincomalee: 34℃(93.2℉)
The coolest cities in Sri Lanka in October:
Nuwaea Eliya: 12℃(53.6℉)

Averages for Sri Lanka Weather in October

High Temperature
30°C (86°F)
Low Temperature
23°C (73.4°F)
269 mm (10.5 in)
05:57 ~ 05:58
17:51 ~ 18:02

 October Temperatures in Sri Lanka

What to Wear
If you travel to Sri Lanka in this month, you need to take some thin and breathable clothes like t-shirts, shorts and dress. The umbrella, raincoats and sunscreen are necessary.
October Travel Guide – Where to Go & Tips
Tourism Rate: 

It is recommended to go to the cultural highlights such as Sacred City of Anuradhapura, Ancient City of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya Lion Rock, Dambulla Cave Temple, Sacred City of Kandy and Old Town of Galle & its Fortifications. All of them are UNESCO World Heritages, and these precious ruins and temples could help you understand the splendid history and multicultural religion of Sri Lanka.

Yala National Park

It is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. You could observe diverse variety of local flora and fauna, such as leopard and elephants; it is also rich in bird species. Yala National Park is the most visited safari with five districts, but only one of them is open to the public.

Little Adam’s Peak

It is not far away from Ella Town, which is located in the Hill Country, a breathtaking place with lush tea garden and waterfalls. You can take Ella Town as a relay station so you can hike to the mountain to watch sunrise in the morning and overlook the beautiful scenery of surrounding areas.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

It is a sanctuary for injured or homeless elephants to provide them with medical treatments and care. Tourists can feed the baby elephants and watch them bathing in the river. You can also ride one of them to have an interesting experience.


It is a fascinating city as the commercial center and important port of Sri Lanka. You can visit the Town Hall, The National Museum of Colombo and Galle Face Green to experience the development of this city. You can visit Gangarama Vihara where you can appreciate the Buddhist art and carvings.

October 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
25°C / 77°F
07:23/ 18:22
33°C / 91.4°F
23°C / 73.4°F
07:20/ 18:07