The best times to visit Kithulgala for ideal weather are

January 8th to February 4th

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



Other Kithulgala Travel Info

Weather in Kithulgala


Average temperatures in Kithulgala vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 2nd 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 Kithulgala, the hottest months are May, March, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.4°F (24.1°C) at night.

Kithulgala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kithulgala Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Kithulgala Perceived Temperature (F)


Kithulgala Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kithulgala 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 90.1 78.7 71.5
Feb 92.1 79.6 71.9
Mar 93.3 80.4 73
Apr 92 80 74
May 89.9 81.2 75.6
Jun 87.7 80.2 75.2
Jul 87.5 80.1 75.2
Aug 87.4 79.5 74.5
Sep 87.9 79.2 73.9
Oct 89.2 78.9 73.5
Nov 88.6 78.4 73
Dec 87.9 78.2 72.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.3 25.9 21.9
Feb 33.4 26.4 22.2
Mar 34.1 26.9 22.8
Apr 33.3 26.7 23.3
May 32.2 27.3 24.2
Jun 30.9 26.8 24
Jul 30.8 26.7 24
Aug 30.8 26.4 23.6
Sep 31.1 26.2 23.3
Oct 31.8 26.1 23.1
Nov 31.4 25.8 22.8
Dec 31.1 25.7 22.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kithulgala are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Kithulgala? 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 Kithulgala.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 5.5
Feb 24% 0 5.8
Mar 33% 0 8.9
Apr 58% 0 16.4
May 48% 0 12.6
Jun 61% 0 16.3
Jul 50% 0 11.7
Aug 52% 0 14.7
Sep 56% 0 13.6
Oct 58% 0 17
Nov 50% 0 13.9
Dec 38% 0 11

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 14
Feb 24 0 14.7
Mar 33 0 22.6
Apr 58 0 41.7
May 48 0 32
Jun 61 0 41.4
Jul 50 0 29.7
Aug 52 0 37.3
Sep 56 0 34.5
Oct 58 0 43.2
Nov 50 0 35.3
Dec 38 0 27.9


Humidity and Wind

Kithulgala has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (74.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.3%).

Wind in Kithulgala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 2.5 knots (2.8 MPH or 4.6 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 early June where average top sustained speeds reach 6.3 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 1.1 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
Feb 1.1 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
Mar 1.2 Barely noticeable 3.7 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.2 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
May 1.4 Barely noticeable 4 Barely noticeable
Jun 2.4 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Jul 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.3 Barely noticeable
Aug 2 Barely noticeable 4.7 Light breeze
Sep 1.6 Barely noticeable 4.6 Barely noticeable
Oct 1.3 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Nov 1 Barely noticeable 3.6 Barely noticeable
Dec 0.9 Still 3.5 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.8%
Feb 74.2%
Mar 76.6%
Apr 82.8%
May 82.7%
Jun 82.3%
Jul 79.3%
Aug 81.4%
Sep 82.9%
Oct 83.4%
Nov 84.3%
Dec 82.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kithulgala?

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 Kithulgala, 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 Kithulgala 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

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 very reliable. 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 Kithulgala Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.6°F (34.2°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 10 to 17 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 moderate precipitation with 15 to 18 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kithulgala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 15 to 18 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 Kithulgala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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