I'm thinking of a holiday to the west of Sri Lanka, near Colombo, or Bali in November. Can anyone tell me what to expect weather wise in each place?

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    "Better" is subjective. Do you mean hotter? Or perhaps cooler? Less humid? More sunny days? It's difficult to answer such a question until you clarify it. It's probably better to ask for a comparison of the weather in the two places in that particular month. Feb 21, 2012 at 14:40
  • Both the places are so different that I cannot answer this question without knowing what you are going there for.
    – Ankur Banerjee
    Feb 21, 2012 at 21:47
  • Normally I would start with Wikipedia to see what it says about the climate for a given time of year, but neither the Bali nor the Sri Lanka page has a climate section.
    – bneely
    Feb 22, 2012 at 0:59
  • You can check MSN Weather for that. By the way, I wonder why question about Bali is quite rare in StackExchange. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:09
  • Great thanks Rudy for the feedback, that's exactly what I wanted to know.
    – Zaski
    Feb 24, 2012 at 19:12

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In November, Bali is just barely starting to enter the rainy season. You can check it in Bali MSN Weather

  • The temperature is around 21-27 degrees Celcius.
  • Humidity is around 65%
  • In the month there's an average of eight rainy days.
  • The peak of the rainy season would be in December - March, so in November is actually quite OK compared to December or January

I was in Bali for one week in November 2010, and within 1 week, rain only happened 1 time during the daytime.

However if you are really worried about rain, you should go around April - August, when Bali is in the peak of the dry season.


You can check Colombo's November weather in Colombo's MSN Weather.

  • Temperature 23-31 Celcius
  • Humidity is around 79%
  • In the month there's an average of six rainy days.

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