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October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

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October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

Hi there,

We are planning a 2 week. Trip to Sri Lanka early October but have had mixed reactions due to weather..is this a bad time to travel? We are beach lovers, diving and hoping for some time in middle for Safari etc. Any advice...should we go earlier like August?

Thanks

Meg

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1. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

The last few years people say that the weather patterns have changed and have become less reliable. October is considered as the last month of the North and East tourist-season. The problem there is that you could be lucky or unlucky. The North-East only turns into a full rain end of December, usually for a few weeks. For Safari's there is always a national park with good weather so no worries there.

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2. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

I have just read that the yala national park closes between September and October due to breeding purposes

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3. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

Thanks! So the south also will be coming out of the wet season?

Thanks Elliot looks like October May not be the right choice?

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4. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

Eliot's info is way outdated, last closing for that was 2008-2009 (and it was due to drought).

See

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293961-c176578/Sri-L…

for overview, South is slowly detoriating then not improving...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

IIRC Yala was closed in September 2013.

Hans

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6. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

Ok so thanks for great link to weather pattern looks like east coast may be be our best shot for beach but was hoping to see some marine life and diving and have heard east coast not so good for diving??

Love to hear your tips on best places to see or any advice.

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7. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

For diving take a look at http://www.divesrilanka.com/

Hans

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8. Re: October travel in Sri Lanka weather?

Thanks Hans

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