Colombo Flights and Travel Guide

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Colombo

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Colombo - Introduction

Colombo is Sri Lanka’s former capital, largest city and the country’s commercial and financial hub.

It lies on the island’s western coast, and is characterized by a mix of land and water. The city is interspersed with water canals, and Beira Lake lies in the middle. To the north, the city is bordered by the Kelani River delta.

It is a pretty city, with a mixture of colonial buildings, old ruins, and modern construction. The vibrant multi ethnic metropolis is home to circa 650,000 people of mostly Sinhalese, Moor and Tamil origin, as well as Dutch, Portuguese and Malay minorities.

Colombo’s best-known landmarks are the Galle Face Green seaside promenade, the city’s oldest civic garden, Viharamahadevi Park, and the country’s largest museum, the National Museum of Colombo.

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Colombo - Climate

Colombo has a tropical climate, and is hot and humid all year round. There are two rainy seasons: heavy monsoon rains take place from May to August, and October to January.

January average temperature 25 deg Celsius 84 mm rainfall
February average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 63 mm rainfall
March average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 112 mm rainfall
April average temperature 27 deg Celsius, 251 mm rainfall
May average temperature 27 deg Celsius, 335 mm rainfall
June average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 196 mm rainfall
July average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 130 mm rainfall
August average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 94 mm rainfall
September average temperature 26 deg Celsius, 165 mm rainfall
October average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 358 mm rainfall
November average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 310 mm rainfall
December average temperature 25 deg Celsius, 152 mm rainfall

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Colombo - When To Go

Colombo has hot and humid weather year round, but it is best to avoid the two rainiest periods. Possibly it is best to visit during the North East monsoon season, from November to April.

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Current weather in
Colombo
Heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
29°C
27°C

Monday
Heavy rain. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 63 %
Wind: WSW 19 km/h

a few tstorms. Partly sunny. Warm.
30°C
28°C

Tuesday
a few tstorms. Partly sunny. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 55 %
Wind: WSW 18 km/h

Strong thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
29°C
27°C

Wednesday
Strong thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.
Chance of Precip.: 54 %
Wind: WSW 17 km/h

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