Adapting to the climate in Sri Lanka

Hello everyone,

Adjusting to new climatic conditions is key in any expatriation process. Moving to Sri Lanka is no exception.

What are the climate characteristics of Sri Lanka?

How does the local weather impact your daily life, mood or health?

What are the pros and cons of the climate in Sri Lanka?

Share you advice and help people adapt quickly to their new weather environment.

Thanks in advance,


The biggest mistake you can make is to tey and live in airconditioning to try stay cool. Yes its good to have air conditioners especially in your bedroom but try to use them just to cool the bedroom a bit and then switch them off and try and sleep with your fan on or better still your windows provided the windows are insect screened to not let in mosquitoes snd security grilled against thieves. So if you limit air condition use to the bare minimum only to go to sleep and go go about living in your home in comfy clithes and to go out then half the battle against feeling hot is won because your body will get acclatamised to Sri Lanka quicker.

Drink plenty of wayer. Try gping for walks early morning or early in the evening. Try to get most household chores done early in the day or late in the afternoon. If you are working in an office dress smart but comfortable. Most offices of course will be airconditioned. But power cuts can happen now and then. So be prepared.

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