Southwest: This period sees the monsoon rains in full swing in Sri Lanka’s southwest. Although there is a large amount of rainfall, luckily it is not constant. Instead, there are bursts of intermittent showers at intervals throughout the day, which quickly clear away to blue skies.
Northeast: The best time to visit the northeast, including the beaches of Trincomalee (pictured here), these months see plenty of sunshine with consistently high temperatures along the east coast.
Central: This is also a good time to visit central Sri Lanka as the area remains reasonably dry. June and July are the hottest months of the year here, however visitors may also have to face the strong winds that keep the southwestern monsoon at bay.
Hill Country: Whilst there is an increase in rainfall during these months, it is not unusual to still have some completely dry days. This is still a great time to visit the Hill Country, however temperatures remain cooler than elsewhere on the island.