Average weather in 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 12.7°C (54.86°F). May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 179mm (7.0in). It rains on average a total of 13 days. You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 21.2°C (70.16°F). This makes May the hottest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 103 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 in May

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 54 °F
Max Temperature 70 °F
Chance of Rain 43%
Precipitation 7 in
Rainy Days 13
Sunshine Hours 103

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 May.

Swimming
6/10
Camping
6/10

Weather Forecasts for Nuwara Eliya (Nuwara Eliya District)

THU May 26
88°F | 67°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

FRI May 27
87°F | 69°F
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

SAT May 28
86°F | 67°F
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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