The best times to visit Ella for ideal weather are

October 29th to February 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Ella Travel Info

Weather in Ella

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ella vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Ella, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.6°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.

Ella Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ella Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Ella Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ella Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ella Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.5 70.6 63
Feb 78.8 72.1 62.9
Mar 83 74.9 63.4
Apr 85.1 76.5 65.8
May 86.1 78 66.4
Jun 86.3 78.6 66.4
Jul 86.3 78.3 65.8
Aug 86.8 78.1 65.5
Sep 86.2 77.5 65.7
Oct 83.7 75.6 65.4
Nov 79.4 73.4 65.7
Dec 76.8 71.7 65.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.7 21.4 17.2
Feb 26 22.3 17.2
Mar 28.3 23.8 17.4
Apr 29.5 24.7 18.8
May 30.1 25.6 19.1
Jun 30.2 25.9 19.1
Jul 30.2 25.7 18.8
Aug 30.4 25.6 18.6
Sep 30.1 25.3 18.7
Oct 28.7 24.2 18.6
Nov 26.3 23 18.7
Dec 24.9 22.1 18.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ella are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late July. For example, on the week of July 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Ella? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Ella.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ella (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 7.9
Feb 28% 0 7.6
Mar 22% 0 4.2
Apr 44% 0 10.3
May 30% 0 5.2
Jun 14% 0 2.8
Jul 8% 0 1.5
Aug 11% 0 1.7
Sep 20% 0 3.7
Oct 46% 0 11.2
Nov 54% 0 11.8
Dec 54% 0 13.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 20.1
Feb 28 0 19.3
Mar 22 0 10.7
Apr 44 0 26.2
May 30 0 13.2
Jun 14 0 7.1
Jul 8 0 3.8
Aug 11 0 4.3
Sep 20 0 9.4
Oct 46 0 28.4
Nov 54 0 30
Dec 54 0 34

 

Humidity and Wind

Ella has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (83.1%).

Wind in Ella is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by August and February. June’s average wind speed of around 2.1 knots (2.4 MPH or 3.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 5.2 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ella.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 1.9 Barely noticeable 4.4 Light breeze
Feb 2 Barely noticeable 4.6 Light breeze
Mar 1.8 Barely noticeable 3.9 Light breeze
Apr 1.4 Barely noticeable 3.5 Barely noticeable
May 1.8 Barely noticeable 3.9 Light breeze
Jun 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Jul 1.9 Barely noticeable 3.6 Light breeze
Aug 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Sep 1.8 Barely noticeable 3.8 Light breeze
Oct 1.7 Barely noticeable 3.9 Barely noticeable
Nov 1.2 Barely noticeable 3.2 Light breeze
Dec 1.4 Barely noticeable 3.3 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.6%
Feb 76.2%
Mar 68.3%
Apr 72.2%
May 69.5%
Jun 61%
Jul 59%
Aug 59.5%
Sep 62.9%
Oct 71.8%
Nov 80%
Dec 83.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ella?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Sri Lanka; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 25, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Ella, Sri Lanka is July, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Ella in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81.4 in March means 81.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Ella Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Ella, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 78.2°F (25.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 6 to 16 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Ella to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.2°F (27.3°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 17 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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