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.

 

 


Other Kurunegala Travel Info

Weather in Kurunegala

Temperature

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)

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Kurunegala 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.

Kurunegala Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kurunegala Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 87.8 80.6 69.3
Feb 91 82.6 70.4
Mar 94.7 85.2 72.5
Apr 92.6 84.1 73.7
May 90.9 84.6 75.7
Jun 88.9 83.6 75.5
Jul 89 83.5 75.5
Aug 89.3 83.2 74.9
Sep 89 82.9 74.3
Oct 89.8 82.7 73.1
Nov 88.1 81.3 71.8
Dec 86.4 80.3 71.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31 27 20.7
Feb 32.8 28.1 21.3
Mar 34.8 29.6 22.5
Apr 33.7 28.9 23.2
May 32.7 29.2 24.3
Jun 31.6 28.7 24.2
Jul 31.7 28.6 24.2
Aug 31.8 28.4 23.8
Sep 31.7 28.3 23.5
Oct 32.1 28.2 22.8
Nov 31.2 27.4 22.1
Dec 30.2 26.8 21.7

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kurunegala (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 15% 0 3.2
Feb 16% 0 2.8
Mar 19% 0 4.9
Apr 50% 0 14.7
May 23% 0 6.3
Jun 36% 0 4.6
Jul 17% 0 2.5
Aug 21% 0 3.7
Sep 30% 0 5.5
Oct 45% 0 12.4
Nov 41% 0 12.6
Dec 36% 0 12.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 8.1
Feb 16 0 7.1
Mar 19 0 12.4
Apr 50 0 37.3
May 23 0 16
Jun 36 0 11.7
Jul 17 0 6.4
Aug 21 0 9.4
Sep 30 0 14
Oct 45 0 31.5
Nov 41 0 32
Dec 36 0 31.8

 

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.

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Wind

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

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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 1.8 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
Jan 64.6%
Feb 60.3%
Mar 57.8%
Apr 69.9%
May 71.3%
Jun 71.8%
Jul 68.4%
Aug 68%
Sep 70.1%
Oct 71.1%
Nov 74.1%
Dec 74.2%

 

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

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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 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.

 

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