April in Sri Lanka is a month for those who like it hot. Throughout the month, the beaches on the south and west coast are still attracting sun lovers (especially over Easter),and temperatures often reach the mid-30s – around 5C higher than in December and January when the peak holiday season begins.
One of the main attractions of April weather in Sri Lanka is that the risk of bad weather is small wherever you travel in the country – although the south-west monsoon begins to introduce itself as the month heads to a conclusion.
On the east coast, the holiday season begins to stir back into life with rainfall now vastly reduced and every chance of blue skies and sunshine as well as attractive early-season hotel deals.
En route to the east coast, the Cultural Triangle is predominantly dry with temperatures around the mid-30s so if you plan to visit the cultural sites it is best to plan your exertions for either end of the day.
In April, the weather in Kandy and the tea-clad highlands can be a joy. Temperatures can reach the mid-20s – March and April are the warmest months of the year - the highest of the year, but as Sri Lankans also head for the hills to escape the heat make sure you book early to secure the accommodation you want.