Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

January for Sinharaja Forest Reserve is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses

March

In March, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Sinharaja Forest Reserve, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

April

In April, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is unbearably hot, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 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 April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

May

May in Sinharaja Forest Reserve can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts

June

If you vacation in Sinharaja Forest Reserve during June, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is really 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 July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Sinharaja Forest Reserve is constantly 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Sinharaja Forest Reserve can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Sinharaja Forest Reserve, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

In November, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is constantly hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Sinharaja Forest Reserve, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

December

If you visit Sinharaja Forest Reserve during December, you are likely to find that it is constantly 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).

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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