Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka? If you're planning to go to Sinharaja Forest Reserve, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

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

Important essentials for Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sinharaja Forest Reserve, 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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  • (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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka by month

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January

January in Sinharaja Forest Reserve is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve during February, you might see that it is sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March for Sinharaja Forest Reserve is blindingly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April in Sinharaja Forest Reserve can be sizzling, very rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

May in Sinharaja Forest Reserve is really hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

In June, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sinharaja Forest Reserve, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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July

July in Sinharaja Forest Reserve is consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August for Sinharaja Forest Reserve is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

September in Sinharaja Forest Reserve can be very hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you go to Sinharaja Forest Reserve in October, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

Traveling to Sinharaja Forest Reserve in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you vacation in Sinharaja Forest Reserve during December, you might see that it can be sweltering 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). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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