The climate of Nuwara Eliya is very different to the majority of tropical Sri Lanka and is influenced by the towns high elevation of 1,868 m. Nuwara Eliya annual mean temperature is only 16°C a staggering 10°C less than the popular coastal town of Galle whose temperatures hardly alters from 26°C.
The average weather for Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
If you are susceptible to high humidity and temperatures plan to include the high altitude regions of Sri Lanka for part of your travels. During the winter months night time temperatures can drop as low as 3°C but warms up during the day.
The wettest months are November and December while the driest months are after the north eastern monsoon season in February and March. Unlike much of Sri Lanka there is no dry season and there can be heavy rains almost any time of the year. Nuwara Eliya is the centre for Sri Lanka tea production and is in the shadow of the island’s tallest mountain Pidurutalagala. The town itself is a little slice of England as it was a popular hill station during the raj era.
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka temperature in Fahrenheit and Centigrade
The above chart indicates the maximum day time and minimum night time temperature for Nuwara Eliya in Centigrade and Fahrenheit. As Nuwara Eliya is high in the mountains the day time (and night time) temperatures are significantly cooler than the coastal region of Sri Lanka.
Nuwara Eliya Sri Lanka rainfall, wet days and rain
The above chart displays the average number of wet days against the average amount of rainfalls. Nuwara Eliya has a lot of rain -the winters are slightly drier but the wet season that covers most of the summer and autumn is very long.
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