The best time to visit Matara is from December to April. The Matarians, as they are colloquially known, have their twist to festivities. Christmas and the new year are celebrated plum cakes that have their hint of homegrown spices, and the streets light up in the evenings. The temperature generally ranges between 24°C and 30°C. It faces a tropical climate with generous rainfall in October and November, cuddly winter nights during December and February, and summers days from mid-March to May. Being a coastal city, it experiences quite a bit humidity; but nothing that some sea breeze in the evenings won't suffice. Overall the climate is pleasant and welcoming!