March Weather Averages for Colombo, Sri Lanka

What's the weather like in Colombo in March

Colombo's climate sees little variation in the weather throughout the year. March is a beautiful month to visit Colombo.

It is the last month before the second rainy season begins and as such, tourists should expect a bit of rain to help cool the long hot days. It is also the last month the peak season. Therefore, people booking holidays towards the end of the month are likely to get discounted rat...

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  • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 32°C 90°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 24°C 75°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 130 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 29°C 84°F

What's the weather like in Colombo in March

Colombo's climate sees little variation in the weather throughout the year. March is a beautiful month to visit Colombo.

It is the last month before the second rainy season begins and as such, tourists should expect a bit of rain to help cool the long hot days. It is also the last month the peak season. Therefore, people booking holidays towards the end of the month are likely to get discounted rates.

Really, a holiday here at any time of the year guarantees you hot and sunny weather.

Humidity/Monsoon weather

However, with the monsoon season arriving in the summer, sending humidity levels soaring, winter is the best time of the year to visit.

A trip to Colombo in March will guarantee you temperatures that rarely dip below 30 degrees and an astonishing nine hours of sunshine each day.

The humidity levels can still be high during this month, but they are not so high as to make the heat uncomfortable.

Of you're looking for a winter holiday spent in the sun enjoying the heat, this is the place to go.

Temperature

The average daily temperature for this month in Colombo is 28°C (82°F) which can reach highs of 32°C (90°F) or drop to 24°C (75°F).

Sea Temperature

The average temperature of the sea is 29°C (84°F).

Rainfall

The average amount of rainfall seen is 130 mm.

Sunshine Hours

There is an average of 9 hours of sunshine each day in Colombo.

Things to do in Colombo in March

Colombo's bustling city life means there will be plenty to see and do whilst you are there and the nightlife is not the least of it. There is plenty of entertainment on offer for when the sun sets, including clubs, bars, pubs, discos, concerts and cultural shows. Whatever you want outof an eveing out, you're sure to find it in Colombo. 

It is advisable that tourists go sightseeing or out to the city in the morning and evening to avoid the hot afternoon sun.  

Colombo is a city filled with festivals and March is no exception. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the Island nation's capital to celebrate the Medin Poya

This special celebration is held every year to celebrate the day the Buddha returned to his homeland to preach enlightenment to his father. 

While on holiday, it would be a big shame if one did not visit the Galle face green promenade. It was once used by the British as a parade ground, but today, the 13-acre stretch between the Galle road and the Indian Ocean is major tourist attraction especially in the evenings when tourists and citizens alike come to see the magnificent sunset. 

Tourists should also visit the Presidential secretariat. It used to house the parliament, but as the members increased, the building was seen to be too small. However, tourists will be able to see the marvelous architecture that fused both British and Indian culture. 

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