Average Weather during May 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 May is 12.0°C (53.6°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 178mm (7.0in). You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 21.0°C (69.8°F). This makes May the hottest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 102 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in May? 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 May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 53 °F
Max Temperature 69 °F
Chance of Rain 57%
Precipitation 7 in
Rainy Days 17
Sunshine Hours 102

Where to stay in Nuwara Eliya

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Camping
6/10

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