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Sri Lanka temperatures in January

January in Sri Lanka has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from high in Ramboda with 25°C to very high temperatures in Biyagama with 33°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C in Biyagama and 17°C in Ramboda.

What is the temperature of the different cities in Sri Lanka in January?

Find the average daytime temperatures in January for the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in January in Sri Lanka?
  • Biyagama tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 23°C.

  • What is the coldest city in January in Sri Lanka?
  • According to our data, Ramboda holds the title for the coldest city in Sri Lanka in January. It experiences maximum temperatures of approximately 25°C and drops to lows of about 17°C during the night.

  • How much sun does Sri Lanka get in January?
  • Kandy enjoys a balanced 166 hours of sunlight. This makes it neither too overcast nor too sunny.

  • What is the water's temperature in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 28°C in Colombo this month, an ideal temperature for swimming and cooling off.

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