Kurunegala, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kurunegala, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Kurunegala, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

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

Important essentials for Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you vacation in Kurunegala during January, you may find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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February

February here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in Kurunegala is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Kurunegala is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kurunegala, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

Traveling to Kurunegala in June, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July for Kurunegala is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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September

September in Kurunegala is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October in Kurunegala is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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November

In November, Kurunegala is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kurunegala, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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December

December here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kurunegala.

If you go to The Kurunegala Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to a temple, such as Algama Kanda Ancient Cave Temple, wear:

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