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

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

When to go to Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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

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

January

January in Sigiriya is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

Traveling to Sigiriya in February, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in this region can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts

April

April in this region is unbearably hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses

May

May is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

June

Traveling to Sigiriya in June, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

July

If you visit Sigiriya during July, you are likely to find that it is really hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

August

If you vacation in Sigiriya during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you are traveling to Sigiriya in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

October

In October, Sigiriya is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sigiriya, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you vacation in Sigiriya during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

December

If you go to Sigiriya in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sigiriya, 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 Sigiriya
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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