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Sri Lanka in August
Written by Aiswarya Giridharan on May 26, 2021 Share on

Sri Lanka in August – A delightful tale in your favourite island!

Rightly called the gem of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is indeed a favourite island to most of the Indians. Sri Lanka in general expresses a tropical climate luring tourists from all over the world, all round the year. Being embedded into the water of 3 seas, rightly represents the amalgamation of culture, tradition and heritage in Sri Lanka. Visiting this island anytime the year is an ideal thing to do. Right from the warmth of the locals to the generously coconut sprinkled dishes – Sri Lanka is an awe factor! Visiting Sri Lanka in August could be the right thing to do and let us explore the reasons behind.

Read through: Do’s and Dont’s during Sri Lanka vacation

Weather in Sri Lanka in August

Being surrounded by oceans and mountains, not just the weather in Sri Lanka in August, but throughout the year, Sri Lanka experiences tropical climate all round the year. Sri Lanka has two types of monsoons – South West monsoon from May to August and North East monsoon – from November to February. And Sri Lanka in August weather obviously is South West monsoon. However, August happens to be that month which receives minimum rainfall as it is the end of season.

  • Temperature: Temperature this month is around 30 degrees Celsius. Average high is 30 degree celsius and average low is 25 degree celsius.
  • Humidity: High humidity throughout the month with an average of 71%.
  • Sea Temperature: The average sea temperature in Sri Lanka is around 28 degrees Celsius this month.
  • Rainfall: Rainfall 11 day in this month and a total of 114 mm precipitation is experienced in August.
  • Sunshine Hours: On average, Sri Lanka experiences 7 hours of daily sunshine this month.

Also read: Northeast monsoon in Sri Lanka

What to wear in Sri Lanka in August

When planning to pack for a Sri Lanka trip, choose lighter and breathable clothes to heavier ones. Also be ready to face some South-west monsoon showers. Light wool and cotton clothes will be your greater saviour at Sri Lanka catching up both the weather and the trend. Never forget your sunscreens and coolers – they could make your skin and stories interesting. However, while visiting Buddhist and Hindu temples, it important to wear conservative clothes that exposes minimum of your skin.

Top 5 things to do in Sri Lanka in August

Here are our top picks for your Sri Lanka in August visit.

  1. Embrace the beach life at Trincomalee.
  2. Sip some best tea at tea gardens.
  3. Enjoy the chik-bhuk from Kandy from Nuwara Eliya.
  4. Ask elephants for a ride at Minneriya.
  5. Explore your love for wildness at Yala National park.

Also read: 8 day itinerary to Sri Lanka

Top 4 Places to Visit in Sri Lanka in August

1. Nuwara Eliya

This is one of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka in August. The best factor starts right from starting to journey to Nuwara Eliya by train. The train journey is made amazing by the climate and the vegetation Nuwara Eliya has is just jaw dropping. This is one of the places in Sri Lanka not to be missed. Be it from walking through the greenery what tree plantations are not all about to tasting the best tea – this place happens to be that delight a coffee lover shouldn’t be missing. An absolutely delightful forest frost this is. Trees are more beautiful than human beings and witness this at Hakgala Botanical Gardens. The average temperature here is 19 °C. Enjoy the present and dissolve yourself into the pleasantness of the weather at Nuwara Eliya.

Nuwara Eliya
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2. Yala National Park

Yala National Park is second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Watching these animals comfortable in their natural houses is an excellent site to view. This park is located along the border of Indian Ocean. There are about 5 blocks in this national park and only 2 of them are open for the visitors.This park covers an area of about 979 square kilometres. This park has the highest leopard density in this planet. And Yala Safari Camping is one of the most favourite activity opted here.

Yala National Park
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Also Read: Best water sports in Sri Lanka

3. Trincomalee Beaches

Trincomalee is located on the eastern side of the compass and hence enjoys a dry climate during summer monsoons. This place has the perfect beach holiday weather pattern. This is a port city located on the north-eastern part of Sri Lanka. The Grand Koneswaram Temple is located on the Swami Rock cliff, this place is popular for blue-whale watching. The average weather here is about 31 °C. A snorkelling trip to Pigeon Island is a must here.

Trincomalee Beaches
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4. Galle

Early morning sunrises, beach walks and crawling cute little turtles – is sure to ignite that fancy beach mood to vibe at. Light blue sky reflecting over clear waters makes it appear cool everywhere. With Kosgoda turtle hatchery being just 10km away, this place definitely should definitely make into your list. Galle from Bentota is just an hour of travel and this place celebrates art in every form. Love forts and architecture definitely has a place at Galle.

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Frequently Asked Question in Sri Lanka in August

1. Is August a good time to visit Sri Lanka?

Yes, with the south-west monsoon coming to an end, visiting Sri Lanka in August is a very good idea.

2. What to do in Sri Lanka in August?

Visit the Trincomalee and Yala National park which is the best part of vacationing to Sri Lanka in August.


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