Colombo Weather February Averages, Sri Lanka
What's the weather like in Colombo in February
February is a beautiful month to visit Colombo. It falls right between its two rainy seasons and as such, the warm temperatures and low rainfall make it an ideal tourist destination.
The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 27°C (81°F) which can reach highs of 31°C (88°F) or drop to 23°C (73°F). The average temperature of the sea is 28°C (82°F). The average amount of rainfall seen is 69 mm.
Granted Colombo's climate sees little variation. The area enjoys consistently high temperatures throughout the year as well as hours of sunny weather each day.
However, the amount of rainfall experienced can vary dramatically.
The winter is in fact the best time of the year to travel to Colombo, as it is outside of the monsoon season.
If you're looking to take advantage of hot and dry weather- a dramatic contrast to Britain's winter weather- now is the time to come to Colombo.
Humidity levels may be high, but they are not so high as to make the climate uncomfortbale. Really, for winter sun on your break, Colombo is a great holiday location.
There is an average of 9 hours of sunshine each day in Colombo.
Colombo Beaches for February
Granted, there's plenty to keep you occupied in Colombo without ever having to leave the city. But many tourists enjoy taking a day trip out to one of Sri Lanka's stunning beaches whilst they are in the area. Popular beach resorts are within easy reach and whill afford you a day of relaxing and unwinding on the sand- a nice break from the city.
Things to do in Colombo in February
Colombo generally has enough festivals to keep tourists entertained throughout the year. However, in February, the calendar is packed with plenty of activities and festivals that attract quite a number of foreigners.
For starters, on February 4th, the nation celebrates its Independence. The day is celebrated with a number of carnival acts, dancers and elephant parades.
Almost immediately after, the Nation hosts the Colombo fashion week, where hundreds of designers from all over Asia and is sure to attract a number of tourists who want to keep abreast with all the emerging trends.
The Navam Perahera Festival is also celebrated in February. The festival is celebrated on the full moon (or Poya) day in February and is the most colourful festival in the year as it features thousands of dancers, monks and beautifully decorated elephants.
Furthermore, car enthusiasts usually flock to Colombo In February to see the classic car rally, which starts at Colombo and ends at Watalla.