The following 3 weather charts display the average weather conditions of Kochi in India. The first chart plots the maximum temperature against the number of wet days per month. The second Kochi weather chart indicates the average humidity levels and the amount of sunshine. The third weather chart of Kochi compares the maximum day time temperature against the minimum night time temperature.
The average weather for Kochi, India
The above sunshine and humidity chart display the average conditions for Kochi. The amount of sunshine is the average amount per day while the humidity is expressed as a percent.
Kochi Maximum and Minimum Temperatures
The above chart displays the maximum and minimum temperatures for Kochi, India
When to Visit Kochi
Kochi is Kerala’s primary tourist hub that is spread across numerous small islands connecting the Abrian Sea to the waterways of Kerala. The city has a long and varied history and this is evident in the old town while traditional fishing techniques lie along the coast. Kochi is a great destination to start exploring the region but the monsoon rains and hot season mean that the tourist season of Kochi is very short.
The climate of Kochi and south eastern India is hot and humid almost all year round. The long monsoon season that makes travel almost impossible and the hot season is just too....hot! The best time of year to visit Kochi is from late December through to March while the rest of the year suffers with heavy rains or draining humidity
This short season is unsurprisingly the height of the tourist season with package resorts booked up and charging full prices. The days in the tourist season are hot with moderate humidity.
The strength of the sun increase during May and the temperatures are their highest during April and May. This heat rapidly evaporates water from regions many water waterway and brings up humidity to almost complete saturation. Drink lots of water and wearing loose clothes does nothing to make the temperatures bearable. There may be many last minute package tours in this season but most tourists will find difficult to enjoy any trip due to the heat.
The locals of Kochi welcome the onset of the first monsoon rains which arrive in June from the southwest and the Arabian Sea. These rains do lower the temperatures but the intensity floods the region make traveling difficult and over whelming the poor infrastructure. The rains can be continuous for days and this season could be as equally bad for tourists as the hot season.
Just as the main Arabian Sea monsoon as decreasing Kochi experiences the second monsoon from the North West. This is less intense than the first but days are gray with prolonged showers. This continues from late September and slowly drags into December lessening over time.