The best times to visit Panadura for ideal weather are

January 8th to February 11th

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

 

 


Other Panadura Travel Info

Weather in Panadura

Temperature

Average temperatures in Panadura 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 3rd 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 Panadura, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid May where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80.2°F (26.8°C) at night.

Panadura Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Panadura 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.

Panadura Perceived Temperature (F)

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Panadura Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Panadura 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 88.4 80.3 73.6
Feb 89.2 81.2 74.5
Mar 90.9 83.2 76.3
Apr 91.1 83.4 76.9
May 90.6 84.7 79.9
Jun 89.1 83.6 79.2
Jul 88.4 83.1 79.1
Aug 88.2 82.8 78.7
Sep 88.3 82.6 77.9
Oct 88.6 82 76.4
Nov 88.2 80.8 75
Dec 87.6 80.3 74.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.3 26.8 23.1
Feb 31.8 27.3 23.6
Mar 32.7 28.4 24.6
Apr 32.8 28.6 24.9
May 32.6 29.3 26.6
Jun 31.7 28.7 26.2
Jul 31.3 28.4 26.2
Aug 31.2 28.2 25.9
Sep 31.3 28.1 25.5
Oct 31.4 27.8 24.7
Nov 31.2 27.1 23.9
Dec 30.9 26.8 23.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Panadura 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 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 5 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Panadura? 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 Panadura.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Panadura (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 13% 0 2
Feb 17% 0 3.1
Mar 23% 0 5.4
Apr 39% 0 13.6
May 35% 0 15.6
Jun 48% 0 9.3
Jul 28% 0 4.8
Aug 30% 0 6.2
Sep 46% 0 10.3
Oct 48% 0 12.9
Nov 44% 0 14.2
Dec 36% 0 7.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 5.1
Feb 17 0 7.9
Mar 23 0 13.7
Apr 39 0 34.5
May 35 0 39.6
Jun 48 0 23.6
Jul 28 0 12.2
Aug 30 0 15.7
Sep 46 0 26.2
Oct 48 0 32.8
Nov 44 0 36.1
Dec 36 0 20.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Panadura has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (68.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (77%).

Wind in Panadura is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9.1 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
May 4.6 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.4%
Feb 70.2%
Mar 70.3%
Apr 74.3%
May 74%
Jun 75.8%
Jul 74.6%
Aug 74.8%
Sep 75.5%
Oct 76%
Nov 77%
Dec 75.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Panadura?

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 Panadura, Sri Lanka is December, followed by October and August. 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 Panadura in June. 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 51.7 in June means 51.7% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Panadura Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 89.6°F (32°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 7 to 12 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 9 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Panadura, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 13 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Panadura to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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