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Polonnaruwa weather in March (Polonnaruwa District, Sri Lanka)

What can you expect from the weather in Polonnaruwa during March? 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 March, Polonnaruwa generally has very high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 34°C, while nights can cool down to about 23°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

Polonnaruwa in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 54 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 6 days of rain.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, February typically offers 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 March

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 34°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 19%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 54 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 6 days  

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.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

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