Galle
Weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Galle

The best time to visit in Galle in Sri Lanka is from January until April, July and December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Galle is 30°C in February and the lowest is 28°C in August.

Galle has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Galle or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Galle by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 28 28 29 29 29
Precipitation (mm) 36 50 69 105 247 195 139 174 177 159 158 86



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14 day weather forecast Galle

The weather for Galle will be around 31° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Tuesday
18 january
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31°C
21°C
8.5 mm
75%
1 Bft
OZO
1
Wednesday
19 january
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32°C
22°C
2.9 mm
50%
2 Bft
ZZO
1
Thursday
20 january
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32°C
22°C
0.2 mm
20%
2 Bft
ZZO
1
Friday
21 january
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31°C
21°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
Z
1
Saturday
22 january
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30°C
19°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ZO
2
Sunday
23 january
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31°C
20°C
0.1 mm
20%
2 Bft
ZO
2
Monday
24 january
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31°C
20°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
ZO
2
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Tuesday
25 january
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31°C
20°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
OZO
2
Wednesday
26 january
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31°C
21°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
ZO
2
Thursday
27 january
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32°C
21°C
2.7 mm
45%
1 Bft
ZZO
2
Friday
28 january
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32°C
22°C
1.8 mm
40%
1 Bft
ZO
2
Saturday
29 january
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32°C
22°C
3.4 mm
55%
1 Bft
ONO
2
Sunday
30 january
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32°C
22°C
3.5 mm
55%
1 Bft
ZW
2
Monday
31 january
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32°C
22°C
8.1 mm
75%
1 Bft
ZZW
2

Climate Galle

Galle has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Galle is 29° degrees and there is about 1596 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 55 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Galle

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 28 28 29 29 29
Night temp. (°C) 24 24 25 26 27 27 26 26 26 26 25 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 36 50 69 105 247 195 139 174 177 159 158 86
Days with rain 14 16 21 26 27 28 25 27 24 26 26 21
Dry days 17 12 10 4 4 2 6 4 6 5 4 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Galle weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Galle? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Galle?

Galle is located in Sri Lanka. It lies in a straight line at 5,477 miles from London.

The coordinates of Galle are:

  • Latitude: 6.0367
  • Longitude: 80.217

The GPS coordinates are 6° 2' N, 80° 13' E

How long is the flight to Galle?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Galle is approximately 12 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Galle?

These are the airports closests to Galle:

  • Koggala Airport (8 mi) — Galle
  • Colombo Ratmalana Airport (59 mi) — Colombo
  • Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (82 mi) — Colombo

How many inhabitants are there in Galle?

Galle has approximately 99,478 inhabitants.

How big is Galle?

The area of Galle is around 4,609 mi².

What is the currency of Galle?

In Galle the Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 18 January 2022

  • 1 British pound = 244.45 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 1 Sri Lankan rupee = 0.004 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 24,444.77 Sri Lankan rupee
  • 100 Sri Lankan rupee = 0.41 British pound

What is the area code of Galle?

The area code to call Galle is +94.