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Puttalam Climate & Temperature

  • Puttalam, Sri Lanka is at 8°1'N, 79°49'E, 2 m (7 ft). See map.
  • Puttalam has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with a pronounced dry season in the high-sun months, no cold season, wet season is in the low-sun months (Köppen-Geiger classification: As).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Puttalam is situated in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 27.8 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.2 °C (5.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic. Puttalam Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1195 mm (47 inches) which is equivalent to 1195 Litres/m² (29.31 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Puttalam you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

Puttalam Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 31 (87) 32 (90) 33 (92) 33 (92) 32 (90) 32 (89) 31 (89) 32 (89) 32 (89) 31 (88) 31 (87) 30 (86) 32 (89)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 26 (78) 27 (80) 28 (83) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (83) 29 (83) 29 (83) 28 (82) 27 (80) 26 (79) 28 (82)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 21 (70) 21 (71) 23 (74) 25 (76) 26 (78) 26 (79) 26 (78) 26 (78) 25 (78) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 24 (75)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 55 (2) 40 (2) 66 (3) 176 (7) 95 (4) 42 (2) 16 (1) 16 (1) 64 (3) 238 (9) 249 (10) 138 (5) 1195 (47)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 42' 11h 51' 12h 04' 12h 17' 12h 28' 12h 34' 12h 32' 12h 22' 12h 09' 11h 55' 11h 44' 11h 39' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 61.9 71.1 82 86.2 77.8 74.6 77.5 85.8 82.5 70.9 61.9 58.5 74.3

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