The beaches on the east continue to be hot and dry, sublime for some post-safari relaxation. And the beaches on the south west are also good, despite the odd shower here and there. This means that Galle is a great place to visit, as is the capital of Colombo. For beaches, the options are pretty much endless, with sun spread throughout Trincomalee, Bentota, Weligama, Mirissa, Tangalle and more.
The Cultural Triangle is seeing minimal rainfall and nice, high temperatures of early 30°C’s, as is the city of Kandy. The hilly areas of Tea Country and Horton Plains remain chillier than the rest of the country, and the nights are cooler still.
A great event in August is the Festival of the August Moon in Kandy, part of the longer Esala Perahera celebrations that run through July and August.
In summary, August is a fabulous time to travel. A unique chance to witness the incredible elephant gathering in Minneriya combined with the stunning Esala Perahera in Kandy and bright sunny beaches to end on.