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Colombo Weather in December, Sri Lanka

COLOMBO AVERAGES FOR DECEMBER

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Colombo Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    27°C
    81°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    30°C
    86°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    23°C
    73°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    27°C
    81°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    25°C
    78°F
  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

    28°C
    82°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    7 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    10 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    168 mm

Colombo Daily Averages December

December 2024 Daily Averages

Sun
1 Avg 25º 77º
Mon
2 Avg 26º 79º
Tue
3 Avg 26º 79º
Wed
4 Avg 26º 79º
Thu
5 Avg 26º 79º
Fri
6 Avg 26º 79º
Sat
7 Avg 27º 81º
8 Avg 26º 79º
9 Avg 26º 79º
10 Avg 26º 79º
11 Avg 27º 81º
12 Avg 27º 81º
13 Avg 27º 81º
14 Avg 27º 81º
15 Avg 26º 79º
16 Avg 26º 79º
17 Avg 26º 79º
18 Avg 26º 79º
19 Avg 26º 79º
20 Avg 26º 79º
21 Avg 26º 79º
22 Avg 25º 77º
23 Avg 26º 79º
24 Avg 26º 79º
25 Avg 25º 77º
26 Avg 26º 79º
27 Avg 26º 79º
28 Avg 26º 79º
29 Avg 26º 79º
30 Avg 27º 81º
31 Avg 27º 81º
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What's the weather like in Colombo in December

When it comes to discussing winter sun getaways, Colombo should be high on anyone's list and the winter is the time to visit.

Outside of the summer monsoon season, the area enjoys nothing but high temperatures- usually hovering around 30 degrees- and hours of sun every day. Humidity can be high but not to the point of becoming uncomfortable.

Most importantly, the heavy rainfall that is seen during the monsoon period is notably absent, making December one of the best months of the year to visit.

A holiday to Colombo at this time of the year will ensure you escape Britain's cold climate and enjoy some serious winter sun. What better place to enjoy your Christmas break.

Temperature

The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 27°C (81°F) which can reach highs of 30°C (86°F) or drop to 23°C (73°F).

Sea Temperature

The average temperature of the sea is 28°C (83°F).

Rainfall

The average amount of rainfall seen is 168 mm.

Sunshine Hours

There is an average of 7 hours of sunshine each day in Colombo.

Things to do in Colombo in December

If you're not quite up to date with your Christmas shopping at this time of the year, Colombo is a great place to find yourself. Why not take a day to examine the local markets? Rich in local gifts, goods and souvenirs as well as any other product you may have your heart set on, not only will this give you the chance to barter with traders to bag a bargain, but it will give you an insight into the culture. Really, any excuse to go shopping.

Although only seven percent of the population is Christian, Sri Lankans still celebrate Christmas. This may be because the Island receives quite a number of tourists who are of the Christian faith. Whatever the case, most malls begin preparations for the Christmas celebrations as early as December 1st. One will also here a number of radio stations play Christmas carols during the month. 

Christians wishing to visit the city over Christmas will be delighted to find out that mass is carried out in most of the churches and Christian schools on Christmas Eve and on Christmas. 

In December, tourists will also be looking forward to the Sri Pada pilgrimage, also called Adam's peak. This pilgrimage is attended by members of all faiths as it holds different importance to different faiths. 

Some members of the Christian community believe that this is where Adam first stepped after he and eve were banished from the Garden of Eden. 

The Buddhists, however, believe that the Buddha left an imprint of left foot on his way to Thailand. 

Whichever story is true, thousands of people make the pilgrimage every year.