The best times to visit Vavuniya for ideal weather are

January 15th to March 18th

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



Other Vavuniya Travel Info

Weather in Vavuniya


Average temperatures in Vavuniya vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th 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 Vavuniya, the hottest months are June, July, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 95.3°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.8°F (25.4°C) at night.

Vavuniya Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Vavuniya Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Vavuniya Perceived Temperature (F)


Vavuniya Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Vavuniya 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 85.6 78.9 70.1
Feb 87.8 80.4 70.5
Mar 92.9 84.1 72.7
Apr 94.2 85.5 75.3
May 93 86 77.2
Jun 93.9 87.1 77.7
Jul 94.5 86.8 77
Aug 94.2 86.2 76.3
Sep 93.7 85.9 76.1
Oct 90.7 83.3 74.6
Nov 86.9 80.7 73.2
Dec 84.6 79.1 72.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.8 26.1 21.2
Feb 31 26.9 21.4
Mar 33.8 28.9 22.6
Apr 34.6 29.7 24.1
May 33.9 30 25.1
Jun 34.4 30.6 25.4
Jul 34.7 30.4 25
Aug 34.6 30.1 24.6
Sep 34.3 29.9 24.5
Oct 32.6 28.5 23.7
Nov 30.5 27.1 22.9
Dec 29.2 26.2 22.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vavuniya are June, July, and then August. 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Vavuniya? 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 Vavuniya.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 5.4
Feb 14% 0 5.5
Mar 14% 0 4
Apr 26% 0 4.9
May 15% 0 4.9
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 4% 0 1.8
Aug 9% 0 2.3
Sep 15% 0 3.2
Oct 36% 0 9.5
Nov 50% 0 12.2
Dec 46% 0 13.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 13.7
Feb 14 0 14
Mar 14 0 10.2
Apr 26 0 12.4
May 15 0 12.4
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 4 0 4.6
Aug 9 0 5.8
Sep 15 0 8.1
Oct 36 0 24.1
Nov 50 0 31
Dec 46 0 34.5


Humidity and Wind

Vavuniya has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (61.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (82.5%).

Wind in Vavuniya is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5 MPH or 8.1 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 early August where average top sustained speeds reach 7.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 3.7 Barely noticeable
Feb 1.8 Barely noticeable 3.5 Barely noticeable
Mar 2 Barely noticeable 3.6 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.6 Barely noticeable 3.2 Barely noticeable
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.4 Barely noticeable
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 6.2 Light breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 5.4 Barely noticeable
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Sep 3.3 Barely noticeable 5.2 Barely noticeable
Oct 2.1 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
Nov 1.2 Barely noticeable 2.7 Barely noticeable
Dec 1.6 Barely noticeable 3.2 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76%
Feb 72.8%
Mar 65.8%
Apr 68.4%
May 71.5%
Jun 64.6%
Jul 61.6%
Aug 63.3%
Sep 64.5%
Oct 72.4%
Nov 80.6%
Dec 82.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Vavuniya?

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 Vavuniya, Sri Lanka is August, followed by January and February. 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 Vavuniya in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 30.7 in May means 30.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Vavuniya Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 95.1°F (35.1°C) and 90.3°F (32.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 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 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Vavuniya, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 85.3°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 5 to 15 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 Vavuniya to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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