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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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 31°/ 23° 10 days
February 32°/ 23° 9 days
March 32°/ 24° 8 days
April 32°/ 25° 22 days
May 31°/ 25° 23 days
June 30°/ 25° 25 days
July 30°/ 25° 17 days
August 29°/ 25° 30 days
September 29°/ 24° 27 days
October 29°/ 24° 27 days
November 30°/ 24° 25 days
December 30°/ 23° 23 days

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