What is the best time to visit Galle?

The best time to visit Galle is from December to March since the rainfall in the city is at its lowest at this time; this is ideal for touring the fort and its attractions. Additionally, these months are excellent for water sports at the immensely popular beaches of Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna, which are near the city. Also, the Galle Literary Festival takes place here every January.

The off-season at Galle is usually from May to September, as the southwest (Yala) monsoon occurs at this time of the year.

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Monthly Weather in Galle

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 31
February 22 31
March 23 31
April 25 33
May 26 32
June 26 31
July 26 32
August 26 32
September 26 32
October 25 32
November 24 30
December 23 31

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