February is another blissful month for weather across much of Sri Lanka.
Lots of sunshine, low rainfall and relatively low humidity means the beaches on the south and west coast are enjoying peak season with temperatures around 30C – so book early to ensure availability at your preferred place to stay.
In the north and east the north-east monsoon is now reduced to a whimper and largely occurs in the evening.
Dry weather in the national parks make it a great time to visit Yala, Uda Walawe and Wilpattu. The capital, Colombo, also has its driest month of the year. The Cultural Triangle's most famous sites will be busy and February and temperatures are similar to the coast.
It's cooler in the hills (with maximum temperatures around 20C),but it is one of the driest months and that makes it a great month for exploring Nuwara Eliya and Ella or trekking in the Knuckles.