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Polonnaruwa weather in January (Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka)

What can you expect from the weather in Polonnaruwa during January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In January, Polonnaruwa typically experiences high temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 30°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 22°C. Typically, this month offers some of the year's milder temperatures. However it's still unmistakably warm.

Precipitation

Polonnaruwa in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 123 mm for the month. Typically around 6 days of rainfall is expected.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures February generally stands out with the best circumstances. While April, May, August, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Polonnaruwa, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 22°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 30°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 19%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 123 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 6 days  

Where to go in Sri Lanka in January

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.

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

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