What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?
It's always warm, ranging from comfortably warm to uncomfortably hot. The seasons differ on the west and east coast. In Colombo, it rains frequently from May to October. The other half of year can be quite dry. - Apr 2020
It's hot, year round. Two rainy seasons one in the "fall" ending late October and one in the early summer - beginning in May. Even in the rainy seasons, though, there are periods of sun, it's just when the rain comes, it comes hard and fast. - Sep 2017
Hot and hotter, humid and a little less humid! It is a tropical island, so you get what goes with that and what makes it so green!
It rains from May to September, more or less. However leading up to that, from March to May it is extraordinarily hot! But it is the same in most places in this region. - Mar 2017
Hot, humid, rainy seasons. - Sep 2013
Humid! Two monsoons a year. - Sep 2012
The climate is hot and humid year round. There are two monsoons - in the southwest from approximately April-July/August; in the northeast from November/December-February. - Dec 2011
Two rainy seasons. Rest of the year sunny and around 30 degrees celsius. - Feb 2010
Monsoons in autumn. - Sep 2008
Hot and humid April - November. Pleasant December-March. - Feb 2008