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Trincomalee Weather And Best Time To Visit Trincomalee
Ancient Gokanna, port and town, Trincomalee is situated on Sri Lanka’s north-eastern coast on a peninsula in the Trincomalee Bay formerly known as ‘Fort by the River’ or ‘Koddiyar.’ A major community of Indo-Aryan immigrants during the early eras, Trincomalee’s harbor changed command one after the other with the Dutch-French and then British in 1795. Trincomalee’s economy now thrives on tourism, ever since the port became commercially insignificant. The town has a rail station and a good road network with the rest of the country.
The best time to visit Trincomalee is between January through September and then December, when the weather’s warm and rainfall’s restricted with an average high temperature of 36°C and minimum temperature being 31°C in March and January respectively. The average temperature in Trincomalee varies rarely, with temperatures feeling hot for most parts of the year with a low chance of rainfall. From a tourism perspective, the busiest months are July, followed by August, then January when the travel’s bound to be expensive unless planned for well in advance. March is quite dull.
The combined levels of humidity and temperatures make spring quite warm when the average high temperature ranges between 30.4°C and 35.7°C. Rainfall, during this period, is rare with just 2-3 days of significant drizzle each month making spring the slowest for tourism and an opportune time for travelers looking for lucrative travel deals.
The months of June through August experiences hot weather with a warm high temperature and rainfall limited to a day-4 each month. This makes summer the busiest time of the year to visit Trincomalee and lodging/accommodation may cost higher than the usual tariffs.
The oscillating temperatures of 35.5°C-29.1°C make the weather rather pleasant during fall, given the humidity level and wind speed. With over 4-16 days of rain or snowfall in a month, tourism’s rather slow during September through November, leaving room for negotiation for hotel stays!
Winter’s the perfect time of the year to enjoy the weather, especially for the warm weather enthusiasts. With the average high temperature ranging between 30.4°C-28°C and rainfall occurrence of 5-15 days in a month, this is the second busiest time of the year in Trincomalee from a tourism perspective.