“God's own country” Kerala is blessed with a climate of moderate temperatures. During the Indian summer when other states experience temperatures in excess or close to 40 degrees, weather in Kerala remains comparatively cool and pleasant. The plains and the coastal areas have warm weather. But the hills in the state have cold climate.
Summers in Kerala
The average minimum temperature remains around 32 degrees during summers in Kerala that starts from March and continues till June. At the end of February, temperatures start to turn relatively high, less rain and humid weather are the characteristics of summers in Kerala. The average maximum temperature is 36 degrees. The Western Ghats along with its west coast prevents it from hot northerly winds during summer while the Arabian Sea fills its coastal areas with cool breeze that does not let temperatures rise. The hills remain usually cool throughout the year.
Monsoon in Kerala
Kerala receive the first southwest monsoon showers in the country, which hit its coast around the first week of June. The season very humid but lacks rain, and temperatures remain relatively high. The average maximum temperature is 30 degrees while the average minimum temperature is 19 degrees during southwest monsoon in Kerala. Average rainfall is between 225 to 250cm. Southwest monsoon is preceded by northeast monsoon and the season continues till October lasting till November first. The average maximum temperature is 35 degrees and the average minimum temperature is 29 degrees during the month of September to November.
Winters in Kerala
December marks the beginning of winters in Kerala. The average maximum temperature is 32 degrees while the average minimum temperature is 23 degrees at this time. The highlands that records cool temperatures throughout the year, witness single digit minimums during January. Apart from the scenic beauty in the hills, temperature acts as an added advantage for all the tourists during December. The warm and cozy tropical temperature will leave you spellbound. It normally has very cozy temperatures complementing the rich scenic beauty of Kerala. During late night and early morning hours the temperature might drop down to 18 degrees. Normally during daytime, the temperature will be lightly warm and quite apt for an outing in Kerala.
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