34 °C / 29 °C (Sep. avg. temp.)
– Mid Season
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.
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.
Passekudah, Trincomalee, Arugam Bay, Kandy, Kuchchaveli.
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.
“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 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.
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.
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!
Joanna, world traveller and Sri Lanka specialist