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Kerala – Best time to go

Best time to visit Kerala

The best time to book your holiday to Kerala is from September to March. 

April and May are hot and humid. From June through to August the monsoon sweeps through the state.

Maximum daytime temperature – 33°C

Minimum night time temperature – 10°C

Average rainfall – 155mm per month

Average daylight hours – 12

What’s the weather like in Kerala from September to March?

Monsoon season continues through to December, although the rain tends to be intermittent. The temperature is manageable around this time, with highs in the low 30s. Towards March, the heat and humidity begin to rise. Daylight averages around 12 hours.

Why visit Kerala from September to March? 

• The landscape is lush and vibrant after the monsoon rains
• The calendar is packed with festivals
• The days are mostly dry
• The temperatures are lower than the rest of the year

Best times to visit

Rainy Season

There are two rainy seasons in Kerala: the southwest and the northeast monsoon. The southwest monsoon is the main rainy season, dumping torrential rain on Kerala from June until September. On the heels of this starts the northeast monsoon, bringing slightly less rain with warm and humid weather throughout October and November. 

Summer Season

Summer brings rising temperatures with irregular rainfall and humid weather to Kerala. The cool breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps the warm temperatures comfortable. Expect occasional lightning and thunderstorms. 

Winter Season

The disappearance of the northeast monsoon marks the start of winter in Kerala. This season ushers in cooler temperatures and low rainfall. The days are clear and sunny, although nights can get a bit chilly. 

Favourite Season

In the winter Kerala offers warm, sunny days with little to no rainfall. The previous monsoon season turns the entire area lush and verdantly green and we think the pleasant temperatures are best for enjoying the beaches and backwaters of Kerala. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
9ºC
13mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
24ºC
Goa
25ºC
Delhi
13ºC
20mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
12ºC
14mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
25ºC
Goa
26ºC
Delhi
17ºC
25mm

Average weather in March

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
16ºC
10mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
27ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
22ºC
25mm

Average weather in April

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
29mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
29ºC
Goa
29ºC
Delhi
29ºC
8mm

Average weather in May

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
70mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
30ºC
20mm
Goa
29ºC
Delhi
33ºC
41mm

Average weather in June

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
23ºC
129mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
29ºC
494mm
Goa
27ºC
407mm
Delhi
32ºC
97mm

Average weather in July

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
325mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
28ºC
735mm
Goa
26ºC
694mm
Delhi
31ºC
190mm

Average weather in August

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
239mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
28ºC
530mm
Goa
26ºC
353mm
Delhi
30ºC
201mm

Average weather in September

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
22ºC
175mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
28ºC
348mm
Goa
27ºC
110mm
Delhi
29ºC
134mm

Average weather in October

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
20ºC
67mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
29ºC
91mm
Goa
27ºC
68mm
Delhi
25ºC
10mm

Average weather in November

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
15ºC
7mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
28ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
20ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Nepal
11ºC
8mm
Bhutan
Mumbai
26ºC
Goa
27ºC
Delhi
15ºC
9mm

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