Kandy weather in January (Kandy District, Sri Lanka)

Curious about the January weather in Kandy? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, Kandy generally has high temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 27°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 19°C.

Kandy in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 108 mm (show in inches) for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 6 days of the month will see rainfall.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 166 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, February typically offers the best circumstances. While April, October and November tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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


Kandy, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 19.1°C  
Max Temperature 27.2°C  
Chance of Rain 19%  
Precipitation 108 mm  
Rainy days 6 days  
Humidity 75% *  
Windspeed 7 km/h *  
Sunshine 166 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (20 KM, 12 Miles).

Where to go in Sri Lanka in January

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Kandy in January?

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 in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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