Welcome to the Magical Tropics – The Island of Two Separate Monsoons

by | Sep 15, 2018

Travel Northeast to Trincomalee or stick to the coastlines of the South or the good old Ceylon highlands of Nuwara Eliya. Whatever you do, wherever you choose to travel within our tropics, do not discount Sri Lanka holidays as anything other than awesome. The national parks alone will fill you with a childlike enthusiasm that’s off the scale and hiking in the Rocky Mountains or whale watching in Mirissa are just a couple of experiences that naturally knocks the theme parks of Urban into an unmentionable cocked hat.

Blessed with endless skies and carved by eons of simply letting Mother Nature do her thing, Sri Lanka is a geological wonder, a true beauty—and a photographer’s dream.


The Island around the two Monsoons

Northern Sri Lanka attracts a largely similar climate from coast to coast, but does not have as such defined seasons although the NorthEast Monsoons are significant during the months of October to January. Monsoons can bring heavy rainfall and fuller lakes, while inter-monsoons often start as late as July running until September, bringing a stable warmer climate across the country, although a good time to travel.

Southern Sri Lanka has one obvious monsoon season, the SouthWest monsoon which is running from May to September, but distinct regional differences, with the climate becoming more humid towards the east. Meanwhile the Northern and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka is dry and warm, becoming colder further South.

While summer during April to July is ideal for beach relaxation or hiking, although sometimes it can be very hot and humid. Summer temperatures in April are arguably the driest and range from warm to very hot – cities in particular can feel stifling, but the coasts and national parks are usually cooler.


Best Time to Wander around the Lankan Tropics

January to April, and Mid-July to September are pleasant times to wander around the entire Island by far. February to September are the best times to head towards North to East. Rainfall can occur in the South-West during May to July.

Having said this, December to March are remarkably the best months to plan your vacation in Sri Lanka. From Leopard sightings in the infamous Yala jungle, to watching mesmerizing ocean giants migrate across the Southern and Northern Oceans, adventures that come with a breathtaking view in the cold hill country sipping on signature Sri Lankan tea, Sri Lanka is nothing but an endless adventure during December to March. The Hill Country, the Central highlands in Sri Lanka could be the ideal choice to beat the heat and feel like it’s a different country all at the same time. In fact, during the driest month of April, Nuwara Eliya converts in to a social hub with exciting horse races, motor race events and even colorful and green escapes to fill your memories with.

Sri Lanka is a destination to look up to at any given time of the year. Different times lines are dedicated to wander around significant locations. Hence why Sri Lanka is defined as a year-round destination. In fact, Sri Lanka’s tropical climate, with distinct wet and dry seasons, with the two different monsoon seasons, as well as the ‘inter-monsoon’ season, affects different parts of the island at different times. Meaning when it is dry somewhere on the island at any time of year, there is always another side that is cooler and maybe rainy.

We, @www.bluelankatours.com love pioneering your most awaiting holidays in Sri Lanka as this little island is blessed with speechless natural beauty, a rich culture dating back millennia and a handy wealth of wildlife. Our expert team looks forward to giving you the best memories to take home at any given time of the year. Come what may, we are here to welcome you to the most hospitable arms of the world- Sri Lanka.

Written By
Carol R Taylor