Hambantota, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Hambantota, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Hambantota, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Based on the climate and weather in Hambantota, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Hambantota, Sri Lanka by month

January

If you go to Hambantota in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

February

February for Hambantota is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you visit Hambantota during March, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

April

Traveling to Hambantota in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

May

Traveling to Hambantota in May, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

June

If you go to Hambantota in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

July

July in Hambantota is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

August

If you visit Hambantota during August, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

September

If you vacation in Hambantota during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

October

If you visit Hambantota during October, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

November

In November, Hambantota is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hambantota, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

In December, Hambantota is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hambantota, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hambantota, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Hambantota

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