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Weather in Kerala

Kerala Weather

The coastal state of Kerala lying on the Southwestern Tip of India has Commonly called the Tropical Paradise of India. Pleasant and Equable Climate of Kerala Fascinates a Lots of Tourists each year respectively. The temperature normally ranges from 28’C to 32’ C (82’F to 90’ F) on the plains but drops to about 20’C (68’ F) in the highlands.The Climate Can be Divided into Four seasons – Winter, Summer, South-West Monsoon and North-East Monsoon. The coastal state Kerala has hot and humid climate during April-May and pleasant , cold climate During December-January. Kerala has a wet and maritime tropical climate influenced by the seasonal heavy rains of the Sothwest Summar Monsoon and Northeast Winter Monsoon .

Winter Season : The winter Season Fall during the month of December and continues till end of February.Occasionally very little rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning takes place in the northern region of the state. During this season temperature is comparatively low and less rainfall.

Summar Season : The Summar Season Fall during the month of February and continues till end May. Relatively higher temperature, low rainfall and slightly humid weather are the characteristics of the summer season in Kerala. Erratic rains accompanied by lightening and thunder is another feature . Kottayam receives the highest rainfall during this season.

South West Monsoon Season The South West Monsoon begins During the month of either May or June and continues till end September.During this period Peerumedu in Idukki and Vaithiri-Kuttiyadi range in Malabar receive the highest rainfall. The rainfall is comparatively low in the Lakshadweep islands.In the northern regions of Kerala, the rainfall is around 80% and in the southern regions the rainfall ranges from 40-50%.

North East Monsoon Season : The North East Monsoon begins in the month of October and continues till end of December. Also known as the Retreating Monsoon or the Reverse monsoon in Kerala . Days are warm and humid but there is not much variation in temperature. Heavy afternoon rains accompanied by thunder and lightening is the main characteristic of the season.

Average Weather / Climate of Kerala Table

Months Max Temperature Min Temperature Avg Days with Rainfall Avg Rainfall (mm)
January 30 22 1 13 mm
February 31 23 1 20 mm
March 32 24 3 35 mm
April 34 25 7 120 mm
May 34 25 10 253 mm
June 30 24 17 320 mm
July 29 23 14 654 mm
August 29 23 9 690 mm
September 30 23 8 400 mm
October 30 23 12 268 mm
November 30 23 9 160 mm
December 31 22 4 50 mm

Kerala Monthly Weather Conditions

Kerala in January

Kerala in January

Kerala During January 2014 The Coastal State Kerala has cold Climate in the Month of January. January is winter Season, truly enjoyable in Kerala. During this Month Temperature is comparatively low but as does not... more »
Kerala in February

Kerala in February

Kerala During February 2014 Kerala weather in February gives an opportunity of Enjoying Various Ayurvedic Massages and other Treatments as well because the Moderate Cold Temperature in January is apt for these Ayurvedic Treatments. Last... more »
Kerala in March

Kerala in March

Kerala During March 2014 Kerala's weather in March is Moderately Hot Month to enjoy the enthralling natural beauty of Kerala .With the commencement of March the temperature turns to the most tropical form. Summer season... more »

Kerala in April

Kerala During April 2014 The Month of April is the Summer Season of Kerala . The Coastal Area is Very Hot and Humid in April Month . Day and nights will be Sultry and Tiring.... more »
Kerala in May

Kerala in May

Kerala During May 2014 Kerala Has Bright Sunny Weather in the Month of May. May Month Fall in Summer Season .May is the hottest month of the year.The climate is dry and hot. Temperatures are... more »

Kerala in June

Kerala During June 2014 June is Rainy or Monsoon Season of Kerala .Maximum rainfall occurs during June month obstructing most of the tourist activities.The south-west monsoons soon knocks the door by the end of June.... more »

Kerala in July

Kerala During July 2013 July is the month with maximum rainfall. Atmospheric Temperature comes down during the rainy days. July weather in Kovalam is characterized by heavy showers and thunderstorms It is not an ideal... more »

Kerala in August

Kerala During August 2013 August is the Last Monsoon month with Moderately Hot .The weather becomes a bit comfortable as August enters and the month is accompanied by occasional rainfalls. August is the best time... more »
Kerala in September

Kerala in September

Kerala During September 2013 Tourist Season is Start from the Month of September. The month of September is Moderately Hot and less Rainy Season . Occasional Rainfall becomes lower in comparison to other monsoon months... more »
Kerala in October

Kerala in October

Kerala During October 2013 October Month fall in Winter Season . The day are mild and pleasant during October . Also this is the peak tourist season of the state.The North East Monsoon begins in... more »

Kerala in November

Kerala During November 2013 November Month fall in Winter Season . The day are warm and pleasant during November . November offers the best days for tourist activities in and around the region. One of... more »
Kerala in December

Kerala in December

Kerala During December 2013 December Month fall in Winter Season . The day are very Cold and pleasant during December . Winter month and the climate is mild cold The North East Monsoon stops at... more »