Best Time To Visit Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Best Time To Go To Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa experiences typical tropical climate and faces humidity all year round. Sri Lanka mainly experiences three seasons and in general is very hot and sticky due to the humidity. The seasons you will experience in Hikkaduwa are:

  • Monsoon Season: The monsoon season comes twice and lasts from May-July and then October-January. The southern part of Sri Lanka is affected in the months of May, June and July by the ‘Yala Monsoons’. The ‘Maha Monsoons’ affect the northern part during the months of October, November, December and January. Obviously, this is not the best season to visit the coastal town.
  • Summer: Summer runs parallel with Monsoon in between and it gets really hot starting from March and subsides only in October.
  • Winter: The months between November to February still have bearable temperatures and cannot actually be attributed as winter months. The temperature ranges from 25 degree Celsius to 37-38 degree Celsius. It does not get extremely cold here, although the night breeze can be slightly chilling like most coastal town.

The best time to visit Hikkaduwa is from the period of November to March as the weather is not very hot and the waves are the most reliable during this time and makes a great time for surfing. It is also the peak tourist season.

Climate in Hikkaduwa

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-May-2018
Today 22 May

84

78

Light rain throughout the day.

Wind:3.88 m/s

Humidity:82%

Precipitation:0.76%

  • Wed 23 May
    83 | 78

    Rain throughout the day.

  • Thu 24 May
    81 | 77

    Rain throughout the day.

  • Fri 25 May
    82 | 78

    Breezy until evening and rain in the morning and afternoon.

  • Sat 26 May
    82 | 78

    Rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.

  • Sun 27 May
    82 | 79

    Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.

  • Mon 28 May
    83 | 80

    Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.

Month wise Weather in Hikkaduwa

Average Temperature in Hikkaduwa by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Feb

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Mar

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 66℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Apr

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

May

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Jun

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Jul

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Aug

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 68℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Sep

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Oct

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Nov

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Dec

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Highest temperature in Hikkaduwa is recorded as 96.8℉ in August.

Lowest temperature in Hikkaduwa is recorded as 64.4℉ in January, February and December.

Average Rain in Hikkaduwa by Month (in mm)

  • 20
  • 15
  • 10
  • 5 0
Jan

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

May

Average Rain: 0.1 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 3.11 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 10.74 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 241.52 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 1.85 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 46.45 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 5.64 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 171.85 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Hikkaduwa is 241.52 mm in June.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Hikkaduwa are January, February, March, April, July, August, September and November.

Average Humidity in Hikkaduwa by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Feb

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

Mar

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Apr

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 83%

May

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Jun

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Jul

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Aug

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Sep

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Oct

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Nov

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Dec

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Most humid month in Hikkaduwa is November.

Least humid month in Hikkaduwa is February.

Best time to visit Hikkaduwa Attractions in May

  • Best time to visit Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa
    • Everyday : 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Turtle Farms in Hikkaduwa
    • Everyday : 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Natural Moonstone Mine in Hikkaduwa
    • Everyday : 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Seenigama Vihara in Hikkaduwa
    • Everyday : 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM