Average weather in January in Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya District), Sri Lanka

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Nuwara Eliya in January is 9.3°C (48.74°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 101mm (4.0in). It rains on average a total of 8 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 20.0°C (68°F). This makes January the coldest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 166 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Nuwara Eliya should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 48 °F
Max Temperature 68 °F
Chance of Rain 27%
Precipitation 4 in
Rainy Days 8
Sunshine Hours 166

Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Weather Forecasts for Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya District)

SUN Jun 26
84°F | 69°F
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

MON Jun 27
85°F | 68°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

TUE Jun 28
82°F | 69°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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