October marks the arrival of the north-east monsoon, this is know to be heavier than the south-west monsoon earlier in the year and often brings with it heavy rain and strong winds. This monsoon can affect the whole country or it can not appear at all, resulting in quite unpredictable weather for the coming months.
Based on worst case scenario, expect rain in Tea Country and darkening skies around the east coast as the rain comes in. If you are looking for some beach time after your wildlife safari its tricky to call the best ones between the east, west and south coasts. We’d often still favour the east, but a lot is about luck at this time of year. Swimming in many of the beaches is not recommended with choppy waters.