Kandy weather in March (Kandy District, Sri Lanka)

Looking to travel to Kandy in March? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In March, Kandy generally has very high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 31°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 20°C. Typically, it's the hottest month of the year. Make sure to come prepared with breezy outfits. Whether you're out exploring or just lounging, being prepared can make your experience in this warm month much more enjoyable.

Kandy in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 100 mm (show in inches) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 8 days.

The city usually sees around 198 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

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 March

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 20.1°C  
Max Temperature 30.8°C  
Chance of Rain 25%  
Precipitation 100 mm  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 65% *  
Windspeed 7 km/h *  
Sunshine 198 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka (20 KM, 12 Miles).

Where to go in Sri Lanka in March

Find out more about the weather in Sri Lanka in March 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 March?

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 March.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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