Climate of Kerala - The Best Times to Visit

Kerala, God’s own country which lying on the Southwestern tip of India has commonly been called the tropical paradise of India. Kerala is a beautiful land with stunning beauty and it has an equable and tropical climate. The climate of Kerala offering a pleasing atmosphere throughout the entire year because of it is bounded by Arabian Sea at one side and the Western Ghats on the other side. Geographically, Kerala can be divided into three climatically distinct regions. They are Eastern highlands, Central midlands and Western lowlands. Eastern highland is rugged and very cool mountainous terrain which is refreshing. Central midlands are basically rolling hills and western low lands are coastal plains. This state has hot and humid climate during April-May and pleasant, cold climate in December-January. Journey with best tour operators in Kerala experiences the climatic changes of Kerala. The average annual rainfall in Kerala is quite high as compared to its neighboring states. Because of its diversity in geographical features, the climatic condition in Kerala is diverse. It can be divided into 4 seasons -Winter, Summer, South-West Monsoon and North-East Monsoon.

 

Winter

 

The winter season can be best experienced in the hill stations of Kerala. Winter season is the coldest season of year, starts from the month of December and ends in the month of March. It comes after the autumn season and finishes before the spring season. Sky often looks clear however sometimes it remains unclear all through the day because of the thick fog during peak cold months and sometimes it rains also during the winter season which provides wonderful and cool experience. When climate remains moderate with normal temperature it gives very pleasant feeling. Hilly regions become very beautiful during winter season because everything gets covered by the ice and fog and give awesome look like scenery.  Flowers of different colors bloom in winter season when sun rises and give the environment a new look. Cold wind and snow falling gives heavenly experience for couples with Kerala Honeymoon Packages during winter season. Winter is a season of healthy fruits and vegetables. Morning walk in winter season is very healthy because of the environment covered with fresh air.

 

Summer

 

Following the winter, comes the summer season, which generally starts by the end of February and continues till the end of May. Summer is the hottest period of the year. So summer is the holiday period. Schools and colleges closed during this season and summer vacation with Kerala holiday Packages will provide memorable vacation.  Summer in Kerala is exhibited by low rainfall, comparatively higher temperature and humid weather. In this period, maximum rainfall is received by Vaithiri-Kuttiyadi range in Malabar and Peerumedu in Idukki. The season also shows erratic rains along with thunder and lightning. It is very uncomfortable during summer season. The rays of sun fall perpendicular. Hence it is difficult to sit or walk in those days. In summer the early morning is most pleasant and it is quite different from the terrible heat of the day and it is only in the morning that the cool breeze blows and lovely birds sing their sweet songs. 

 

South West Monsoon

 

Southwest is the main monsoon season of Kerala. It arrives in the month of June which is called Edavappathy. It comes in the middle of the month of Edavam on the Malayalam Calendar. This season gives a break from the summer heat and relaxes Kerala land. Kerala being the first state to receive monsoon. South West Monsoon generally ends by the end of September and the average rainfall in this season is about 2250 - 2500 mm. The sky is overcast with clouds during monsoon season and the sun is not visible. Sometimes the day becomes dark and there are flashes of lightning and the loud roar of the thunder. Playing the rain water, making paper boats, fishing during rain, enjoying the rain through the window are most memorable experiences of best honeymoon packages during monsoon season.

 

North East Monsoon

 

North East Monsoon is another monsoon in Kerala which starts in October and continues till November. These monsoons are also known as Retreating Monsoons. It generally show thunder and lightning with heavy rainfall. The climate during monsoon prominently remains hot and humid. The average rainfall during this season is 450 - 500 mm.  In the Malayalam calendar this month is called Thulam and hence the name Thulavarsham meaning the 'The Rains in Thulam'.

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