Historical Weather of Kolkata in Jan
CHECK 7 DAYS FORECAST FOR KOLKATA
Total in wettest month
120.7 mm (1967)
Heaviest rain in 24 hours
99.9 mm (8th 1967)
Located on the banks of River Hooghly, Kolkata is the capital of India's eastern state of West Bengal. The city is famous for its love for literature, art and culture.
Seasons in Kolkata
Winters in Kolkata
Winter lasts for only about two-and-a-half months, beginning from December till mid-February. During this, maximum temperatures settle in mid 20s, while minimum temperatures record below 16°C.
Summers in Kolkata
This city witnesses hot and humid summers from March to June. With maximum temperatures settling in mid 30s, however, it would occasionally exceed 40°C in May and June. April and May are also considered to be the pre-monsoon months, during which city witnesses series of thunderstorms or dust storms.
Monsoon in Kolkata
Southwest Monsoon affects city between June and September, giving majority of its annual rainfall. During this season, city witnesses heavy rains with average rainfall of around 1200 mm.
Places to see in Kolkata
Kolkata is popularly known for its literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage. Thus one gets to see lots of museums, art galleries and libraries. Calcutta Victoria Memorial hall is a very famous museum that was established in the year 1921 and give you an insight of city’s history. Another is Howrah Bridge situated on the Hooghly river and is also the busiest bridge in the world.
Other attractions include Fort William, Marble Palace, Nicco Park, National Library and the famous cricket stadium, Eden Gardens.