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

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

When to go to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

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

January

If you go to Nuwara Eliya in January, you will notice that it is chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

February

Traveling to Nuwara Eliya in February, you will notice that it is chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

March

March in Nuwara Eliya is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

April

If you are traveling to Nuwara Eliya in April, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans

May

May in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

June

June for Nuwara Eliya is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

July

If you go to Nuwara Eliya in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

August

If you go to Nuwara Eliya in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

September

If you are traveling to Nuwara Eliya in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

If you are traveling to Nuwara Eliya in November, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

December

If you go to Nuwara Eliya in December, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nuwara Eliya, 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 Nuwara Eliya
  • Appropriate museum wear

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