Holidays in Sri Lanka in January
The weather in Sri Lanka in January allows you to enjoy your vacation if you wish, despite the fact that not every day here is ready to please tourists with good weather. So, what special regions in terms of climate can be distinguished?
- In January, in many regions of Sri Lanka, a significant influence of the northeast monsoon, which brings precipitation and wind, is noticeable, so during the rest there will be not only sunny, but also cloudy days. In Trincomalee, the air can warm up to + 27C during the day, and up to + 24C at night. On Jaffna Island, the daytime temperatures can reach + 28C, and at night it can drop to + 23C. However, rest here at this time is not comfortable, as both areas are exposed to heavy rain. The amount of precipitation ranges from 267 to 365 mm. In addition, the humidity level rises significantly.
- The central plains are drier, but they get it too. For example, Kandy receives about 176 mm of precipitation. The temperature in Kandy during the day can be + 27C, at night + 18C. In Nuwara Eliya, a resort located at an altitude of 1,885 meters above sea level, the temperature ranges from + 11C to + 19C, but in January there can be only eight cloudy days.
- Holidays in Colombo in January are quite comfortable: the daytime temperature is + 30C, and the nighttime temperature is + 22C. In addition, precipitation comes every six days. This picture also reigns in the southwest: in Galle, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Beruwela, Hikkaduwa.
The sea in January in Sri Lanka is quite calm. At the same time, waves can rise on some beaches: in Kalutara, Colombo, Beruwela, Bentota, Negombo. Ideal places for diving are Unuvatuna, Hikkaduwa, Dalawella, Weligama. The ocean warms up evenly and the approximate temperature is + 28C.
Holidays and festivals
Holidays in Sri Lanka in January can be truly unusual. Sri Lanka has an amazing cultural heritage with Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Hindu roots. However, local festivals and celebrations «floating» dates.
In January held «Duruthu Perahera» - an important holiday that marks the anniversary of the Buddha's visit to Sri Lanka. It is believed that Buddha visited the island 2,500 years ago. The main ceremonies are held in the Colombo area next to the Kelanya Temple. Gangarama Temple holds a parade «Navam» and pilgrims have the opportunity to worship shrines.