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Negombo weather in August (Gampaha District, Sri Lanka)

Looking to travel to Negombo in August? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In August, Negombo generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 30°C, while nights can cool down to about 26°C.

Keep in mind that while these are the average temperatures, there can be days that are even hotter. It's essential to be prepared for such heat. Wearing light, breathable fabrics and protecting yourself from the sun's intensity with hats or shades can make a difference. Hydration is key, so remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you find yourself outdoors for extended periods.

Precipitation

Negombo in August falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 195 mm for the month. Typically around 8 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

With around 202 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm January, February and March typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, September, October and November tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Negombo, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 30°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 26%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 195 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 8 days  
HumidityHumidity 77% *  
SunshineSunshine 202 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Colombo, Sri Lanka (34 KM, 21 Miles).

Where to go in Sri Lanka in August

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
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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