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Sri Lanka in July

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Sri Lanka in July

Apologies in advance but I'm hastily trying to work out if a holiday in July is a good idea. We want a beach plus a bit of culture, (just the basics, elephants etc, not too adventurous). Will it be too wet? Do I need more time to plan? Would we better to wait until say next April?

Thanks in advanced.

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1. Re: Sri Lanka in July

East coast will be fine all July. West coast has nice weather in 2nd half of July, but sea will be too rough for safe swimming - except at reef protected beaches at Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna.

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The western and southern coastal areas of the island, as well as the Tea Country usually experience wet weather due to the the influence of the summer monsoon in full swing, blowing in from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. But It’s a different story in the north and along the east coast, with dry and bright weather expected as beach lovers turn their attention to the east coast beaches

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The western and southern coastal areas of the island, as well as the Tea Country usually experience a wet weather due to the influence of the summer monsoon in full swing, blowing in from the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. But It’s a different story in the north and along the east coast, with dry and bright weather expected as beach lovers turn their attention to the east coast beaches.

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5. Re: Sri Lanka in July

#4. Another fake poster. Alistair, not Alistiar. Not standard New Zealand English either.

This inability to abide by the well known rules is unhelpful to both tourists and Sri Lankan tourism, which already suffers from some image problems.

To all the fakes : please desist so that new visitors can plan their holiday to a country blessed with both natural and historic attractions free from the hassle of dealing with you.

OP and others researching or into advanced planning:

Regarding weather information: thanks largely to Eric, there's a comprehensive explanation top right of the page. I can also recommend the article Getting Around Sri Lanka for comprehensive information about all sorts of travel options, including some driver/guides who don't practice spamming. When/if you have follow up questions we are happy to offer further info via this forum or PM.

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7. Re: Sri Lanka in July

What about west coast beaches such as Alankuda Beach?

I am planning a trip in mid-June. We chose this beach specifically for kite-surfing, so we want wind and sun. Is there usually rain in June?

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8. Re: Sri Lanka in July

Yes it's great for kitesurfing then. There will be rain in June but less so than on the main Negombo-Southcoast axis where the intermonsoon hits worst. Kalpitiya generally is one of the more dry coastal zones...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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9. Re: Sri Lanka in July

july is probably the best time to visit sri lanka... no it won't be raining and definitly u will be able to enjoy the beach :) make sure you find a good tourist driver though

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