Sri Lanka is so-so in September because…

34 °C / 29 °C (Sep. avg. temp.)

Mid Season

   What to do:The final month to enjoy the beaches on the East cost

This is the final month of good weather for the beaches on the east coast so head over to Trincomalee and Arugam Bay to make the most of the sunshine. Arugam Bay will still be good for surfing.

  Weather:Last month of good weather in North/East

This is the final month of good weather for the beaches on the east coast. While the southern and western coast will be getting their final downpours of the monsoon.

   Where to go:Stay Up North

Passekudah, Trincomalee, Arugam Bay, Kandy, Kuchchaveli.

   Where to avoid?The southern and western cost

The southern and western coast will be getting their final downpours of the monsoon so it’s better to avoid this part of Sri Lanka.

   Wildlife:High chance to see lots of elephants in Minneriya National Park

“The Gathering” of Asian elephants around the Minneriya Tank will almost have finished but there will still be high numbers of elephants in Minneriya National Park. Yala, Wilpattu Uda Walawe and Sinharaja also offer up spectacular wildlife spotting in September. There will still be whales to spot around Arugam Bay as well.

   Hiking:Hiking isn't ideal at this point

Hiking in the hilly region isn’t ideal at this point because of heavy rainfall. If you want to spend time in the Highlands you are better off travelling in a different month.

   Festivals & Events:Dussehra - a major Hindu festival

Dussehra

Falling in either September or October, depending on the date of the full moon, Dussehra is a major Hindu festival. The event celebrates the victory of Rama over the evil Ravana. The people of Sri Lanka celebrate by burning effigies of Ravana and giving each other gifts.

Tell us what you think about Sri Lanka in September

I’d love to hear your experience of Sri Lanka in September in the comment area below! 🙂
Have any questions about travelling in September, don’t hesitate to ask me!

JJ

Joanna, world traveller and Sri Lanka specialist

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