Bentota experiences tropical climate dominated by monsoon winds. The city always experiences hot climate. Rainfall is quite high with two peak rainy seasons.
Southwest Monsoon season: This season lasts from Mid May to September and heavy rainfall occurs with heavy storms developing into tropical cyclones. The temperature stays between 30 degree Celsius and 28 degree Celsius.
First Inter-Monsoon season: The amount of rainfall decreases during October to November. However, violent wind is common.
Northeast Monsoon season: During December to March, the northeast winds starts blowing. Rainfall decreases to a great level.
Second Inter-Monsoon season: Rainfall slowly increases from April to Mid-May.
The best time to visit Bentota varies on the amount of rainfall and the activities you wish to pursue. According to the season’s calendar, January is considered as the driest month in the year. You can plan your trip in this season. Otherwise, April can also be considered as a favorable time for visit with friends and family.