Kerala is bestowed with a pleasant, comfortable and equable weather through out the year even though it is the closest Indian State to equator. Considering the tropical locations Kerala should have been a dry land with hot and humid climate as the the dry winds blows from the north, but for the Western Ghats which prevent this wind from entering the land Kerala has an equitable weather distribution and a comfortable climate.
Kerala is the first Indian state which heralds the arrival of monsoon in Indian sub continent and receives copious rain of around 2500mm every year and the temperature in Kerala is quite comfortable with a range between 28° to 32° C (82° to 90° F) on the plains but drops to about 20° C (68° F) in the highlands. The Highlands of Kerala including tourist places in munnar and tourist attractions in thekkady, enjoys a cool and invigorating climate the year-round and the best time to go to Kerala depends on the reason you are visiting Kerala be it a honeymoon package or an ayurveda treatment.
Weather in Kerala in January
January in Kerala is a comfortable time for a holiday.Temperature in January ranges from minimum of 24 degree Celsius to maximum of 30 degree Celsius. If you are visiting Kerala early January then it is better to take some of your woolen clothing because there are times when temperature suddenly drops down making the atmosphere very chilling especially in places like Munnar and Thekkady. All destinations are Best Places in Kerala to visit in January. However the rates will be highest in the initial days of January just after the new year and most places will be crowded with lot of guests from abroad.
Weather in Kerala in February
In February Kerala weather is slightly unpredictable and can be cloudy at times and there are chances of rains as well.The climate is generally tropical , cloudy and sunny and the temperature usually ranges from average low temperature of 23 degree Celsius to average high of 31 degree Celsius.
Weather in Kerala in March
March weather in Kerala will be sunny but not humid. Climate in Kerala in March offers some nice, cooling evening showers and temperatures below w 30 degree Celsius in beaches should be pleasant. The temperature which varies between 25 degree Celsius and and 33 degree Celsius is apt for a sun tan in the beach and backwaters and hill stations are among the best Kerala Honeymoon Spots in March
Weather in Kerala in April
Temperature in Kerala starts rising from April and can at times turn oppressive because of humidity by Kerala standards. However lot of people from other parts of the world may find that this is a comfortable climate to explore Kerala and enjoy the variety it offers and off season in Kerala starts from May the rates of the hotels are lowest. Climate in Kerala in April .If you are planning to swim in the sea or take boat trips in April, please bear in mind that it can get pretty rough with some big waves on the beach. Munnar , Thekkady , Wagamon or any of the popular hill stations in Kerala are the best places to visit at this time of the year.
Weather in Kerala in May
May in Kerala is bright, sunny and humid and May is the peak of summer season in Kerala with temperatures rising up to 37 degree Celsius.May is an is ideal month for budget Kerala holiday deals and family vacations in Kerala. Houseboat rates/hotels rates are also lower when compared to Peak season .However, it is an ideal month for wildlife lovers as most of the wildlife can be spotted during summer May months near water bodies in places like Thekkady.
Weather in Kerala in June
Monsoon in Kerala starts in June and the weather in Kerala in June brings in the monsoon rains with the intoxicating smell of the dry Earth getting drenched, the splashing waters and muddy village roads.In Traditional Ayurveda,this season is called Varsha Rithu and mid-June to mid-August is considered to be best season to avail one of the Ayurveda Packages in Kerala.The maximum temperature in June is 30 degree Celsius and can go down to 22 degree Celsius and rainfall in June can be as high as 350 millimeter. Some of the popular festivals in Kerala in June are Kotiyoor Utsavam , Shani Jayanti and Ochira Kali and rates across houseboats and resorts and hotels in Kerala will be the lowest in June.
Weather in Kerala in July
July weather is the peak season of Monsoon and heavy monsoon rains in July make the atmosphere humid and moderately hot and beaches like Kovalam, Varkala, Marari and Cherai are not a good place to be in heavy rains of July because of the high tides.July is the best month for ayurveda Treatments and massages and you can get extra discount House Boats and Resorts & hotels in July.
Weather in Kerala in August
August is the month of snake boat racesin Kerala and Nehru Trophy boat race and the snake boat race is conducted every year on the second Saturday of August. Guests and comfortable weather return to Kerala in August and there are a lot of short stay holidays from families who wants to experience Kerala after monsoons start their journey in August and this is a good season for trekking in Munnar and rafting in Thekkady as rains would have subsided and waters will be high enough for rafting. Temperature & Climate in Kerala in August is unique as the environment will be dust free after rains and there will be rivers with enough (and more than enough) water, vast paddy fields covered with lush verdant vegetation. The trees look lush green and the hills look like slopes filled with green blankets. It seems as if entire Kerala has been dipped in water and taken out in August
Weather in Kerala in September
September is the best time to visit Kerala because the rates will be still the off season rates , rains would have subsided and the climate would be really comfortable for a holiday in Kerala with temperatures ranging from 24 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. September is usually more special as Onam & the memories of the legend of Mahabali is celebrated in Kerala in September and you can experience the flavour of Onam through pookalams, or floral carpets at any place that you will be staying in Kerala . September is also the time for the Attachamayam Procession in Thrippunithara near Kochi. ‘Attachamayam’, heralds the start of 10-day ‘Onam’ festivities in Kerala and the procession is usually held with splendor at nearby Tripunithura, the capital of the erstwhile Cochin state. PuliKali in Thrissur and the snake boat race in Aranmula near Alleppey.
Weather in Kerala in October
Climate is mild & pleasant in October and the guests come in hoards to Kerala starting the high season to enjoy and feel the freshness the monsoon left behind,with lush greenery everywhere.In early October,temperature and climate from 24 to 30 degree Celsius and the weather is kind of drizzly and evening thunderstorms are seen in mid and late October, with torrential deluges, punctuated by pretty beautiful, sunny, green, and not exceptionally hot weather. The rain will never be heavy and constant – some days will be drizzly all day while some days will have torrential storms, especially in the evening.The beaches will be relatively quiet & empty and as long as someone wants to enjoy a quiet beach and can tolerate a bit of rain , you can frequent the beaches in Kerala in October.October & months after october are also the months where the humidity levels are the lowest and you can visit all the tourist destinations in Kerala
Weather in Kerala in November
November is among the best season to go to Kerala and tourists folk from all over the world to Gods Own Country . The temperature ranges from 23 to 29 degree celsius and November is among the best months to explore the best honeymoon places in Kerala and enjoy some of the best things to see in Kerala and meals in Kerala houseboat.
Weather in Kerala in December
December is cold and comfortable and is ideal for sightseeing in Kerala. It is better to book hotels and resorts early as this month is the peak season in Kerala and the rates of resorts are very high. The rates become higher and temperature becomes colder to the end of the year and any day in December is a good time for houseboat trips, bird watching, fishing and canoeing. Peak Season charges are common on the nights of Xmas and New Year in most of the hotels and resorts in Kerala including few of the best resorts in Munnar.
Pleasant and equable climate of Kerala attracts a number of tourists each year and has been a reason for Kerala to be called as God’s Own Country. the seasons just after and before monsoons like Winter and summer (November to May) are the peak tourist seasons when hotels are sold out. Backwater tourism in Kerala with a cruise in the houseboats or experiencing the beauty of sunset over the Arabian sea from Kovalam beach during summer and boating in the Thekkady lake, or trekking the highlands of Kerala during winter, are for sure, going to be never to forget experiences. However if you enjoy comfortable and cold climate and rains once in a while with a cloudy sky, and feel the bracing scent of the wet soil, revitalizing the body, mind and soul, monsoons are the apt season for you to visit Kerala.M onsoon is the best time to visit Kerala if you are looking for Ayurvedic treatments as well.