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Holidays and weather in Sri Lanka in may: where to go and which beach to choose?

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Exotic country of Sri Lanka is familiar to many tourists, thanks to the magnificent beaches and clear sea, the luxurious nature and great service.

Once on the resorts of this country, it is possible to relax on the coast, enjoy outdoor activities and fascinating sightseeing. However, the weather in Sri Lanka in may may slightly spoil the experience.

What is the weather like in may in Sri Lanka?

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Those who have already managed to visit the coast of Sri Lanka, you know that the weather in this exotic country is much nicerthan other resorts in Southeast Asia.

Despite the fact that in may will start the rainy season, tourists do not deny yourself the pleasure to visit Sri Lanka.

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The temperature of the air and water

According to long-term weather forecasts in may, in Sri Lanka starts season when tropical storms will interfere with a pleasant stay. However, even such weather conditions are not unambiguous, since in the first half of may on the territory of the country there is quite a pleasant temperature and a few short-lived showers. Precipitation comes only at the end of the month, but now that the tourists have the opportunity to relax on the beach or go on an excursion.

In early may in Sri Lanka, the thermometer shows an average of +32°C. At different resorts such indicators may vary. For example, on the East and North of the country due to the mountainous terrain observed clear and Sunny weather. In the daytime it is not hot, and the air temperature exceeds 30 degrees. At night, it gets a bit fresh up to 26 degrees. The water in the ocean warms up to +28°C, but in this region it is cleaner than other resorts of the country.

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Humid and hot weather is observed in the South-West coast of Sri Lanka, especially at a popular resort, Galle. Here throughout the month along with high temperature, increased humidity, tsunamis, and even the strongest wind. The average day temperature is +31 degrees, 27 degrees, and the water warms up to 28°C.

At other resorts Sri Lanka temperature in may reaches the following indicators:

  • Bentota – day +32°C, at +27°C;
  • Wadduwa – day +31°C, day +28°C;
  • Kalutara – day +32°C, at night 26°C;
  • Kandy – day +31°C at night +22°C;
  • Negombo – day +33°C, at +27°C;
  • Unawatuna – day +31°C, at +27°C;
  • Hikkaduwa – day +31°C, at +27°C.

The water temperature at all the resorts warms up to around +28-30 degrees, but in the Western part of the island, the ocean becomes so murkythat swimming in it will not work.

To stay pleasure, it is better to choose resorts located in the lagoons.

The particular weather conditions

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Travelers who decided to take on Sri Lanka in may, should carefully select the resort and vacation.

The climate conditions in this month is quite mixed, with rain and strong South-West monsoon can ruin a trip. This month, especially in the second half, torrential rains fall on the West coast, and with them come high waves, Typhoon and tsunami.

The may holiday

Despite adverse climatic conditions, tourists do not deny yourself the pleasure to visit Sri Lanka and the legendary resorts of this country. On the coast you can find a lot of entertainment, fresh fruit and a variety of interesting places.

Where to go and what resort to choose?

To make your rest pleasant and interesting, may should opt for the resorts located in the Bay of Unawatuna. The region is famous for quite a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Not even a season on the coast there are no high waves and wind and it is due to the fact that high cliffshields the resort from the monsoons.

Other favorable resorts for vacation are:

  1. Trincomalee;
  2. Arugam Bay;
  3. Nilaveli.

In this part of Sri Lanka for the whole month is not more than 4 rainy days and bright sunshine prevails. At night the coast covers a pleasant refreshing coolness.

How to dress?

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Since the territory of Sri Lanka does not happen low temperatures, the relaxation to bring only light summer clothes:

  • shorts;
  • t-shirt;
  • pareo;
  • swimwear.

If you are planning a long trips, you should pack in a suitcase comfortable shoes and warm clothes.

A large part of tour programs designed for long walks through the mountainous landscape, and the air temperature in these regions is much lower.

What to do this month?

Sri Lanka every year is becoming more popularas the vacation on its luxurious the coast is very interesting and varied. Numerous unique destinations and ancient attractions, excellent wild beaches and plenty of entertainment will not leave anyone indifferent.

Beach vacation - which beach to choose?

While on the South and West of Sri Lanka, where the most popular resorts in the country, there is inclement weather on the North and East coast begins the "high season". The best option for travelers is the beach, Trincomalee, especially if the trip is planned with the young tourists.

The best beaches available in may:

  1. Nilaveli;
  2. Arugam Bay;
  3. Pasikuda.

In these regions, coral Bay protected from waves, and the entrance to the sea flat. In the water there are urchins, eels, jellyfish and other marine animals, so for a beach holiday do not need special shoes. All day on the coast is warm and dry, humidity around 70%, and the ocean is calm.

Excursions and entertainment

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It is impossible to imagine holiday in Sri Lanka without exploring its nature. Tourists have the opportunity to visit the legendary tea capital of Kandyto visit the "lagoon singing" in Batticaloa, to see dolphins on the Peninsula Kallithea.

Fans of antiquities will be delighted in may of monuments of history, located in Trincomalee and Anuradhapura, as well as in small cities like Sigiriya, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa. Due to the almost complete lack of tourists, you can not only walk, but also to take photos.

The wind in may, promotes the most favorite entertainment. Fans of surfing from all over the world pulled together to defeat wave. The power of the wave can be felt at the resort Arugam Bay in place, pleasing facilities and low prices on vacation.


In may, Sri Lanka celebrated a few holidays, one of which is international Labour Day (1 may) and national day (18 may).

During both events across the country held colorful parades, carnivals and fireworks, and all visitors are treated with national dishes.

See in this videowhat the weather is in Sri Lanka in may: