Climate in Uva
(Sri Lanka)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Uva in a height of 1895m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Uva is the coldest region in Sri Lanka with an average high temperature of only 20°C.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Uva
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, March is the sunniest month in the region of Uva. In July the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Uva
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 21 rainy days, November offers the most number of rainy days, and in February the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Uva
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 2.5 mm, the least rain falls in February. October, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Uva
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 77% humidity on average, it is quite dry in February. The highest value of 88% is experienced here in October.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Uva
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Uva
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Uva

Most important cities in the region »Uva«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Badulla and Monaragala.

CityPopulationGeo position
Badulla47,5876° 59' 22"N81° 3' 21"E
Monaragala10,2366° 52' 17"N81° 20' 55"E
Wattegama8,0006° 47' 56"N81° 28' 51"E
Haputale4,7216° 45' 56"N80° 57' 4"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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