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Kerala Weather

Kerala is a beautiful state of the Republic of India, located between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats. It is honored with the title as ‘God’s own country.’ Kerala weather throughout the year can be described as the humid tropical rainforest climate. Kerala experiences heavy rains for almost 140 days every year. The seasons officially are divided as Summer (February - May), Monsoon (June - August and October - November), and Winter (December – January) as in the rest of India. Between August to October, the state experience mild weather. Average Kerala temperature for whole year lies between 22°C (71.6°F) - 32°C (89.6°F). Weather in Kerala during March is considered as the hottest, while Kerala weather in the period between December to mid-January is the coolest.

November to March is the best time to visit Kerala. The Kerala weather remains pleasant during these months and gives unlimited opportunities to enjoy the best time.

(See also: Best Time to Visit Kerala)

7-Day Kerala Weather Forecast

Kerala Weather by Month

Averages for Kerala Weather
High/Low Temperatures of Kerala
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Kerala
Average Temperatures of Kerala
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Humidity Graph of Kerala
Average Humidity Graph for Kerala
Average Rainfall of Kerala
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Kerala Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Winter (December - February)

Winter in Kerala starts by the end of November and comes to an end by mid-February. The Kerala climate remains soothing throughout the season, and temperatures range between 23°C (73.4°F) to 30°C (86°F). Warm clothes such as sweaters or mufflers, along with daily wear, can help to fight slightly cold breezes of air that flows during this period. This season is considered as the best time to visit Kerala. Kochi, Munnar, Alleppey, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Thekkady are some of the most recommended cities or places to visit in this season. Kerala welcomes most number of tourists during these months so tourist places may be crowded. So be prepared for that.

Summer (March - May)

One can start to feel a slight rise in temperature by the third week in February. Kerala climate touches its peak temperature during March. The temperature may rise maximum up to 35°C (95°F) and can fall to 24°C (75.2°F) during this season. Munnar and Wayanad being a hill station, are the best options to visit in summer also. Other than these two Periyar, Guruvayur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram are also some cities that can make your trip to Kerala in summer memorable. Light and airy shirts, pants, trousers, shorts made up of cotton can be the best option of clothes to wear in Kerala in hot Kerala weather. While travelling in summer, one should carry enough water always for drinking.

Monsoon (June to August and October to November)

This land of culture witness two rainy seasons in a year, namely southwest monsoon (that begins around the end of May and lasts till the first week of September) and Northeast monsoon that starts by the end of the September and lasts until the fourth week of November). Kerala Weather remains wet during both these periods and experiences heavy rainfall. The average low and high temperatures during southwest monsoon is 24°C (75.2°F) -31°C (87.8°F), and northeast monsoon is 23°C (73.4°F) -31°C(87.8°F).  Ashtamudi Lake, Alappuzha, Thekaddy, Kumakoram can be the ideal places to visit in Monsoon in Kerala. You can wear clothes as per your comfort, but raincoats, umbrella, and waterproof shoes are a must while exploring Kerala during these seasons.

See also Things to Do during the Monsoon in Kerala

Special Weather (September)
Winter is the coldest season. The temperature in Hanoi is usually between 14-18℃ (57.2-64.4℉), and sometimes falls below 10℃ (50℉). There is little rainfall of 28mm (1.1in) in winter. So tourists do not need to be interrupted by rainy days. It is the best time to travel to Hanoi because of the pleasant weather. You could wear a T-shirt with a thin outerwear and a pair of trousers when traveling to Hanoi.In September, the climate in Kerala remains weight. The average temperature is 27°C (80.6°F) for this month. This month welcomes northeast monsoon and says goodbye to the southwest monsoon. The state experiences many cyclones during this month, especially in the coastal area. Rainfall is comparatively low than in June – August, and October – November. Visiting Chembra Peak and The Aranmula Boat Race can add joy and energy to your trip during this month. In the first half of the month, airy clothes are recommended to wear due to the cloudy atmosphere and the days can be sweaty.