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Negombo weather in March (Gampaha District, Sri Lanka)

Planning a trip to Negombo in March? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In March, Negombo generally has very high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 33°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 26°C. Keep in mind, these temperatures are averages, and some days might be even warmer. Dress suitably to manage the heat.

Precipitation

Negombo in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 90 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 8 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

With around 276 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February and March typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, May, June, July, September, October and November tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Negombo, monthly averages in March

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 25%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 90 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 8 days  
HumidityHumidity 69% *  
SunshineSunshine 276 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Colombo, Sri Lanka (34 KM, 21 Miles).

Where to go in Sri Lanka in March

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
9/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
7/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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