Sigiriya Climate & Weather


The weather in Sigiriya is that of the hot tropics. There is no dry season. Expect humid weather with occasional torrential rain. The mornings are pleasant but the day heats up very quickly.

The best time of the year to visit Sigiriya is January to March (February is the best month). The best time to climb Sigiriya is early in the morning, before the day warms up, or in the late afternoon when it cools down.

The best time of day to visit Sigiriya is early morning, before the day warms up, or in the late afternoon when then weather cools down.

The maximum daytime temperature ranges for 28 to 32 degrees Celsius (82 -90°F). The maximum UV index through the year is 11.

The weather in general is unpredictable. Torrential downpours occur frequently. These are usually short-lived and tend to be in the afternoons.


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