Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful city located in Sri Lanka's central hill country. It is famed as the centre of tea production on the island. Visitors should make sure they see the evergreen forests of Horton Plains where they can gaze in awe at the waterfalls, cliffs and the wildlife that reside there as well as Victoria Park which has stunning gardens with exceptional floral arrangements.
Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.