The best times to visit Kurunegala for ideal weather are
January 8th 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.
Kurunegala Travel Guide
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Weather in Kurunegala
Average temperatures in Kurunegala vary very little. 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 5th 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 Kurunegala, the hottest months are March, May, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 95.7°F (35.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73°F (22.8°C) at night.
Kurunegala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kurunegala Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Kurunegala Perceived Temperature (F)
Kurunegala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kurunegala 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kurunegala are January, February, and then July. 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 late April with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.
When can you find snow in Kurunegala? 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 Kurunegala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kurunegala (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kurunegala has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (57.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.2%).
Wind in Kurunegala is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and June. August’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.6 MPH or 5.8 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 August where average top sustained speeds reach 6.2 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kurunegala.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||1.8||Barely noticeable||3.6||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||1.9||Barely noticeable||3.9||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.5||Barely noticeable||3.1||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.4||Barely noticeable|
|May||2.2||Barely noticeable||3.8||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||2.9||Barely noticeable||4.2||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.1||Barely noticeable||4.5||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||3.1||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||4.1||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.5||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||1||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Dec||1.3||Barely noticeable||2.8||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kurunegala?
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 Kurunegala, 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 Kurunegala 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
Overall Kurunegala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.7°F (35.4°C) and 89.8°F (32.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 15 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 5 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kurunegala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 14 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 Kurunegala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.