The best times to visit Kalpitiya for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Kalpitiya Travel Info

Weather in Kalpitiya

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kalpitiya vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th 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 Kalpitiya, the hottest months are May, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81.1°F (27.3°C) at night.

Kalpitiya Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kalpitiya 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.

Kalpitiya Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kalpitiya Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kalpitiya 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan86.277.770.4
Feb88.979.271
Mar91.882.374.1
Apr90.883.376.4
May90.38580.2
Jun89.184.480.4
Jul88.683.579.8
Aug88.783.379.2
Sep88.783.378.8
Oct88.381.876.4
Nov86.879.773.9
Dec85.478.472.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan30.125.421.3
Feb31.626.221.7
Mar33.227.923.4
Apr32.728.524.7
May32.429.426.8
Jun31.729.126.9
Jul31.428.626.6
Aug31.528.526.2
Sep31.528.526
Oct31.327.724.7
Nov30.426.523.3
Dec29.725.822.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kalpitiya are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Kalpitiya? 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 Kalpitiya.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan11%02
Feb12%03.1
Mar15%02.3
Apr24%06
May10%01.6
Jun9%00.8
Jul3%00.5
Aug9%01.9
Sep13%03
Oct32%08
Nov45%010.6
Dec41%09.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1105.1
Feb1207.9
Mar1505.8
Apr24015.2
May1004.1
Jun902
Jul301.3
Aug904.8
Sep1307.6
Oct32020.3
Nov45026.9
Dec41023.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Kalpitiya has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (73.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (83.6%).

Wind in Kalpitiya is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 10.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3Barely noticeable6Light breeze
Feb2.8Barely noticeable5.8Light breeze
Mar2.3Barely noticeable5.4Light breeze
Apr2.4Barely noticeable5.3Light breeze
May5.2Light breeze7.8Light breeze
Jun6.9Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze
Jul7Gentle breeze9.7Light breeze
Aug6Light breeze8.5Gentle breeze
Sep5.6Light breeze8.5Light breeze
Oct3.2Barely noticeable6.2Light breeze
Nov2Barely noticeable5Light breeze
Dec2.7Barely noticeable5.9Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan77.6%
Feb75.4%
Mar73.1%
Apr78%
May76.2%
Jun74.9%
Jul74.6%
Aug74.7%
Sep75.6%
Oct78.5%
Nov83%
Dec83.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kalpitiya?

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 Kalpitiya, 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 Kalpitiya 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 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 Kalpitiya Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.1°F (33.4°C) and 89.5°F (31.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kalpitiya, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 85.7°F (29.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 13 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 Kalpitiya to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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