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Trincomalee
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Trincomalee

Trincomalee is a port city located on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in the Eastern Province. It is located about 259 km northeast of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Trincomalee is surrounded by a natural harbor which is one of the deepest and largest natural harbors in the world. The city is also known for its long and rich history, with evidence of human habitation from as early as the 3rd century BC.

Trincomalee is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches and historical sites. The city is home to many Hindu shrines, including the ancient Koneswaram Temple, which dates back to the 3rd century BC. The city is also home to several colonial-era fortresses, such as Fort Frederick and Fort Ostenburg.

Trincomalee also has a long and storied history, with evidence of human habitation going back to the 3rd century BC. During the colonial period, the city was an important strategic port for the British, who used it to launch their campaigns against the Dutch. During World War II, Trincomalee was the site of several naval battles between the Allied and Japanese forces.

Trincomalee is also home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, and monkeys. The city is also known for its beautiful beaches, with Uppuveli and Nilaveli being two of the most popular spots. Trincomalee also has a thriving fishing industry, and is home to a variety of seafood restaurants.

Trincomalee is a city with a rich history and a vibrant culture. It is home to a variety of religious and cultural sites, as well as stunning beaches and wildlife. It is an ideal destination for those looking to explore the history and culture of Sri Lanka.

Excursion tips for a day in Trincomalee

As a tourist in Trincomalee, there are plenty of activities to experience in this beautiful coastal city. Here are some ideas for a great day out:

1. Visit the Koneswaram Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in Sri Lanka.

2. Take a boat trip to Pigeon Island National Park to explore the stunning coral reefs and spot some of the exotic marine life.

3. Visit the Nilaveli Beach and take a dip in the crystal clear waters.

4. Take a 4WD safari tour to explore the surrounding countryside.

5. Learn about the history of Trincomalee at the Trincomalee War Cemetery.

6. Relax and enjoy the sunset at the Uppuveli Beach.

7. Take a guided tour of the Fort Frederick, one of the oldest fortifications in Sri Lanka.

8. Explore the local markets and sample some of the delicious street food.

9. Visit the Kanniya Hot Springs and take a dip in the naturally heated waters.

10. Take a boat tour of the harbor to see the local fishing boats and the beautiful islands in the distance.

Experience Trincomalee with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Trincomalee. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Trincomalee

Trincomalee in Sri Lanka has a tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity all year round. The seasons are divided into the dry season from December to March, the hot season from April to June, the rainy season from July to October, and the cooler season from November to December. During the dry season, temperatures are warm and the humidity is low, with little rainfall. The hot season is the hottest and most humid, with temperatures reaching up to 33°C and humidity levels at around 70%. The rainy season is the wettest, with heavy rainfall and occasional thunderstorms. The cooler season is the most pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20-25°C and low humidity.

Cruise weather for Trincomalee

Our weather forecast for Trincomalee helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 27.7 °C
38.2 m/s
54.7 m/s
74.8 %
24.1 m
66.4 %
1,006 hPa
05:54:59
18:28:10
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 27.2 °C
34.2 m/s
54.0 m/s
92.3 %
24.1 m
65.6 %
1,007 hPa
05:55:10
18:28:04
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 27.8 °C
34.9 m/s
52.2 m/s
88.6 %
24.1 m
64.3 %
1,008 hPa
05:55:21
18:27:58
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 27.6 °C
38.5 m/s
58.3 m/s
73.9 %
24.1 m
64.7 %
1,008 hPa
05:55:31
18:27:51
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 27.4 °C
35.6 m/s
53.6 m/s
97.8 %
24.1 m
65.6 %
1,008 hPa
05:55:41
18:27:43
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 27.5 °C
33.5 m/s
51.1 m/s
95.2 %
24.1 m
67.0 %
1,007 hPa
05:55:51
18:27:34
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 33.2 °C
min: 27.4 °C
32.4 m/s
50.8 m/s
85.4 %
24.0 m
67.2 %
1,007 hPa
05:56:00
18:27:25
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 27.4 °C
30.2 m/s
47.9 m/s
94.8 %
24.1 m
66.1 %
1,007 hPa
05:56:09
18:27:15
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 27.7 °C
39.2 m/s
55.1 m/s
96.7 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,006 hPa
05:56:17
18:27:04
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 27.6 °C
36.0 m/s
54.0 m/s
98.8 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,006 hPa
05:56:25
18:26:52
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 33.3 °C
min: 27.3 °C
38.5 m/s
58.3 m/s
99.4 %
24.1 m
64.7 %
1,006 hPa
05:56:33
18:26:39
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 27.5 °C
37.1 m/s
55.8 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
65.0 %
1,007 hPa
05:56:40
18:26:26
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 27.5 °C
39.2 m/s
58.0 m/s
99.4 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,007 hPa
05:56:47
18:26:12
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
39.6 m/s
58.3 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,005 hPa
05:56:53
18:25:57
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 32.0 °C
min: 27.6 °C
43.6 m/s
61.6 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
64.2 %
1,006 hPa
05:56:59
18:25:41

Cruises to Trincomalee

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Scheduled ship calls in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Nov. 2024 Vasco da Gama 11:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Silver Dawn 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 Silver Dawn 07:00 am 11:00 pm
Mar. 4th 2025 Tuesday, 4th of Mar. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Dec. 2025 Silver Muse 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Mar. 2026 Silver Muse 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Apr. 2026 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 08:00 pm

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Maritime AIS Data Trincomalee

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Port Distance
Colombo in Sri Lanka 237,35 km
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