Foreign travel advice

Sri Lanka

Natural disasters

The Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka issues updates and advice about local travel conditions.

The Sri Lankan Department of Meteorology provides local weather forecasts.

Tropical cyclones

Extreme weather episodes like tropical cyclones can occur. You can find updated weather warnings on the websites of the Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre and the World Meteorological Organisation.

See our tropical cyclones page for advice about what to do if you’re caught up in a storm.

Monsoon rains

Monsoon rains can cause brief but swift flooding in many places in Sri Lanka. Floods can cause widespread displacement of people, injuries and occasionally deaths. Heavy rains and landslips can also lead to road closures and affect local transport links.

See Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre’s website for the latest updates on flooding and seek local advice about travelling conditions during the monsoons.