Best Time To Visit Anuradhapura

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What is the best time to visit Anuradhapura?

May to September is the best time to visit Anuradhapura, which is the dry season. During this time, the weather is warm and sunny with minimal rainfall, making it ideal for exploring the ancient ruins and cultural sites scattered throughout the city. The shoulder seasons of February to April and October to November are considered good times to visit Anuradhapura. While there may be occasional rainfall, the weather is generally pleasant, and tourist crowds are fewer compared to the peak season. The off-season in Anuradhapura occurs during the wet months of December to January. Heavy rainfall is common during this time, making outdoor activities challenging and less enjoyable.

Tourists keep off from Anuradhapura in March, the start of spring. The weather is too warm and humid during this month. The temperature ranges between 95.5°F (35.3°C) and 90.7°F (32.6°C), which is too much for the tourists to visit the places in the country. June to August is the summer season in Anuradhapura, and the weather is warm with the least precipitation. Also, as July till September is the busiest time in the country, the places are crowded. September to November is the fall season, and the temperature ranges between 93.8°F (34.3°C) and 86°F (30°C). It rains significantly, and the weather is not too bad. December to February are the winter months, and the weather is pretty enjoyable for travelers. The highest temperature goes up to 32°C.

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Monthly Weather in Anuradhapura

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 20° 1 days
February 33°/ 20° 0 days
March 36°/ 21° 2 days
April 36°/ 23° 18 days
May 35°/ 25° 7 days
June 34°/ 25° 2 days
July 34°/ 24° 2 days
August 31°/ 24° 5 days
September 32°/ 24° 9 days
October 30°/ 22° 30 days
November 31°/ 22° 23 days
December 29°/ 21° 15 days

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Anuradhapura, Sri-Lanka
Jetavanaramaya monastery is one of the largest monasteries in the heritage city of Anuradhapura
The Ruwanweliseya stupa is one of the largest stupas or dagobas in Anuradhapura
View of Ruvanvalisaya, Maha Thupa

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