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Gampaha weather in October (Gampaha District, Sri Lanka)

Looking to travel to Gampaha in October? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In October, Gampaha generally has very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 31°C, while nights can cool down to about 24°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Precipitation

Gampaha in October falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 363 mm for the month. In this month, the heaviest downpours of the year are not uncommon. Carrying a poncho might be your best bet to stay dry. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 16 days of rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 202 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, October may not be the ideal month to visit Gampaha. January typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Gampaha climate page with graphs.

 

Gampaha, monthly averages in October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 24°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 31°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 52%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 363 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 77% *  
SunshineSunshine 202 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Colombo, Sri Lanka (25 KM, 15 Miles).

Where to go in Sri Lanka in October

Find out more about the weather in Sri Lanka and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

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

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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