The best times to visit Unawatuna for ideal weather are

January 1st to March 11th

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


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Weather in Unawatuna

Temperature

Average temperatures in Unawatuna 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 4th 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 Unawatuna, the hottest months are May, April, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 89.3°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79°F (26.1°C) at night.

Unawatuna Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Unawatuna 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.

Unawatuna Perceived Temperature (F)

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Unawatuna Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Unawatuna 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan85.379.974.4
Feb86.580.674.9
Mar88.982.476.2
Apr87.982.877.5
May86.683.379.5
Jun85.382.378.5
Jul84.481.477.8
Aug84.581.578
Sep84.781.577.5
Oct85.581.276.7
Nov85.880.675.6
Dec85.880.174.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan29.626.623.6
Feb30.32723.8
Mar31.62824.6
Apr31.128.225.3
May30.328.526.4
Jun29.627.925.8
Jul29.127.425.4
Aug29.227.525.6
Sep29.327.525.3
Oct29.727.324.8
Nov29.92724.2
Dec29.926.723.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Unawatuna 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Unawatuna? 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 Unawatuna.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan13%03.2
Feb15%02.3
Mar20%04.1
Apr32%08.2
May39%010.9
Jun46%07.1
Jul36%06
Aug38%08.3
Sep48%010.4
Oct43%011.4
Nov40%011.7
Dec32%09.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1308.1
Feb1505.8
Mar20010.4
Apr32020.8
May39027.7
Jun46018
Jul36015.2
Aug38021.1
Sep48026.4
Oct43029
Nov40029.7
Dec32023.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Unawatuna has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (74.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (83.8%).

Wind in Unawatuna is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 14.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.3Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
Feb3.4Barely noticeable6.5Light breeze
Mar3.5Barely noticeable6.3Light breeze
Apr4.9Light breeze8.6Gentle breeze
May7.6Gentle breeze11.7Light breeze
Jun8.3Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Jul8Gentle breeze12.5Light breeze
Aug7Gentle breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Sep6.7Light breeze11.4Light breeze
Oct4.8Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
Nov3.8Barely noticeable7.5Light breeze
Dec3.5Barely noticeable6.7Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan78%
Feb77%
Mar74.7%
Apr78.8%
May81.4%
Jun83.1%
Jul83.8%
Aug82.5%
Sep82.1%
Oct80.8%
Nov81.1%
Dec80.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Unawatuna?

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 Unawatuna, 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 Unawatuna 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 very reliable. 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 Unawatuna Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 11 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Unawatuna, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 84.6°F (29.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 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 Unawatuna to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 85°F (29.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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