October Weather Averages for Colombo

What's the weather like in Colombo in October

In Colombo, October, just like September, experiences hot and wet climate. It is also the last month of the low season as the tourist peak season begins in November right through to February. 

Temperature

It has an average temperature of about 27°C (roughly 81°F). October experiences average high temper...

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What's the weather like in Colombo in October

In Colombo, October, just like September, experiences hot and wet climate. It is also the last month of the low season as the tourist peak season begins in November right through to February. 

Temperature

It has an average temperature of about 27°C (roughly 81°F). October experiences average high temperatures of about 30°C (86°F) and average low temperatures of 24°C (75°F). 

Rainfall

October is one of the rainiest months in Colombo and it averages around 369 mm of rainfall. It is in the middle of the second rainy season and has an average of 17 rainy days.

Sunshine Hours

Although October receives quite a bit of rainfall, there is also quite a bit of sunshine. It roughly has about 7 hours of sunshine a day. 

Things to do in Colombo in October

In October, tourists may participate in the Colombo Marathon. The event was first held in 1998 and has been held annually ever since. In the first couple of years, the marathon was held in different cities in Sri Lanka before it was officially named The Colombo Marathon in 2004. 

The marathon has gradually increased in popularity and is attracting more and more foreign athletes.  

There are a number of tourist attractions one should visit in October when there aren't many tourists. The Kelaniya temple is one of them. It is believed that the Buddha once travelled to the famous temple to settle an argument between two leaders. The temple is now famous for its magnificent sculptures and paintings. 

People interested in architecture should visit the Fort railway station to see traditional British-Indian architecture. 

October is also a brilliant month for tourists to visit the local market. The market is relatively calm as it is low season and tourists will find it easier to interact with people and learn more about the Sri Lankan culture.  

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