The best times to visit Nilaveli for ideal weather are

February 12th to August 12th

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

 

 


Other Nilaveli Travel Info

Weather in Nilaveli

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nilaveli 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 19th 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 Nilaveli, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 97°F (36.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.6°F (26.4°C) at night.

Nilaveli Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nilaveli 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.

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Nilaveli Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nilaveli 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 83.5 78.6 74.5
Feb 85.2 79.8 75.5
Mar 88.6 82 76.4
Apr 92.3 84 77.7
May 95.4 85.6 78.7
Jun 95.7 85.8 79.3
Jul 95.7 85.2 78.5
Aug 95.4 84.4 77.6
Sep 95.5 84.2 77.3
Oct 90.4 81.8 75.8
Nov 85.7 79.9 74.9
Dec 83.8 78.9 74.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.6 25.9 23.6
Feb 29.6 26.6 24.2
Mar 31.4 27.8 24.7
Apr 33.5 28.9 25.4
May 35.2 29.8 25.9
Jun 35.4 29.9 26.3
Jul 35.4 29.6 25.8
Aug 35.2 29.1 25.3
Sep 35.3 29 25.2
Oct 32.4 27.7 24.3
Nov 29.8 26.6 23.8
Dec 28.8 26.1 23.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nilaveli are June, July, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st 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 Nilaveli? 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 Nilaveli.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nilaveli (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 22% 0 6.8
Feb 17% 0 6.8
Mar 10% 0 3.4
Apr 7% 0 2.6
May 8% 0 2
Jun 2% 0 0.6
Jul 4% 0 0.9
Aug 12% 0 2.6
Sep 13% 0 3.6
Oct 36% 0 10.6
Nov 52% 0 13.8
Dec 48% 0 16.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 17.3
Feb 17 0 17.3
Mar 10 0 8.6
Apr 7 0 6.6
May 8 0 5.1
Jun 2 0 1.5
Jul 4 0 2.3
Aug 12 0 6.6
Sep 13 0 9.1
Oct 36 0 26.9
Nov 52 0 35.1
Dec 48 0 41.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Nilaveli has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (82.7%).

Wind in Nilaveli is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 10.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Mar 3.1 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 7.9 Light breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 9.6 Light breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 8.5 Light breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.6%
Feb 75.2%
Mar 74.4%
Apr 73.6%
May 67.1%
Jun 61%
Jul 60.3%
Aug 63.3%
Sep 64.9%
Oct 76.2%
Nov 82.5%
Dec 82.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nilaveli?

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 Nilaveli, 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 Nilaveli 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 Nilaveli Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.3°F (35.7°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nilaveli, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 4 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 Nilaveli to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 82.4°F (28°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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