- Monday, December 12, 2011
 
 Climate in Sri Lanka

Temperature Chart
Area
Jan-April
May-August
Sept-Dec
Max.
Min.
Max.
Min.
Max.
Min.
Colombo
30OC
22OC
30OC
24OC
29OC
22OC
Kandy
31OC
17OC
29OC
21OC
28OC
18OC
Nuwara Eliya
21OC
14OC
18OC
16OC
18OC
15OC
Trincomalee
32OC
24OC
33OC
25OC
33OC
23OC


Sri Lanka Lies between 6 - 10 of North Latitude and Between 80 - 82 of East Longitude. It has a Maximum  Length of 432 km (Devundara to Point Peduru) and Maximum Breadth 224 km (Colombo - Sangamankanda) . The Land Area is 65,525 Sq. km. The Area Excluding the Inland Water 62,336 Sq. km. The hills appear in the center and the south of Center. Sri Lanka is generally a warm country.
Sri Lanka has no marked seasons. A special feature is that the hot and humid lowlands and the salubrious hill country are separated by a few hours motoring. 
 
Average mean temperature along the coast is 26.7 C (80 F) and 19.7 C (66.50 F) in the hill country. In Colombo, the commercial capital, situated on the west coast, the temperature varies from 26.4 C (79.5 F) to 27.8 C (82.12 F). Relative Humidity varies from 70% during the day to 90% at night. In the lowlands the climate is typically tropical with an average temperature of 27OC in Colombo. In the higher elevations it can be quite cool with temperatures going down to 16OC at an altitude of nearly 2,000 meters. Bright, sunny warm days are the rule and are common even during the height of the monsoon - climatically Sri Lanka has no off season. The south west monsoon brings rain mainly from May to July to the western, southern and central regions of the island, while the north-east monsoon rains occur in the northern and eastern regions in December and January.



 

Mountains of Sri Lanka


The mountains of Sri Lanka
Name of Mountain 
Height
Haputhale
2351 m
2237 m
Knuckles 
1515 m
Namunukula 
2035m
Piduruthalagala 
2524 m
 
    


Piduruthalagala
Sri Lanka's highest mountain which is about 8200 feet above sea level, it will take you through some exciting and anxious moments because of it's difficulty in getting to the top, but the climb is worth your effort, because it will take you through some beautiful scenery that one won't forget. One will come across beautiful small waterfalls, because many waterfalls begin from this mountain.


Central Provincial Mountains