Sri Lanka has a moderate climate due to the effects of the winds from the Indian Ocean all around it. Sri Lanka has Mean Temperatures which hover between 17 degrees C (62.6 degrees C) and 33 degrees C (91.4 degrees F). Rainfall is dictated by the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.
Sri Lanka shares maritime borders with the countries of Maldives to its southwest and India to its northwest. The geographic location of Sri Lanka makes it strategically important place during the days of Silk Route Trade and the world wars. Sri Lanka is situated between latitudes 5 degrees and 10 degrees N and longitudes 79 degrees and 82 degrees E.