The following 3 weather charts display the average weather conditions of Kovalam in India. The first chart plots the maximum temperature against the number of wet days per month. The second Kovalam weather chart indicates the average humidity levels and the amount of sunshine. The third weather chart of Kovalam compares the maximum day time temperature against the minimum night time temperature.
The average weather for Kovalam, India
The above sunshine and humidity chart display the average conditions for Kovalam. The amount of sunshine is the average amount per day while the humidity is expressed as a percent.
Kovalam Maximum and Minimum Temperatures
The above chart displays the maximum and minimum temperatures for Kovalam, India
When to Visit Kovalam
The climate of Kovalam and south eastern India is hot and humid almost all year round with an extended monsoon season that makes travel almost impossible. The best time of year to visit Kovalam is from Christmas through to early March with the reminder of the year suffering with either heavy rains or draining temperatures combined with near saturated 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. For beach holidays to Kovalam days will be full of sunshine and blue skys. Do not be surprised to see locals, especially those in uniforms, wearing jumpers and cold weather clothes while you are melting in shorts and t-shirts as this tourist season is their cold season.
The temperatures rapidly increase during May and are their hottest in late April. This heat combined with the huge amount of water from the monsoons increase the levels of humidity to unbearable levels. Evaporation from the skin is almost non-existent in the water saturate air and the prime tourist activity during the hot season is hunting for air-conditioning. For last minute package tourists there may be great offers during this season but the humidity will ruin a short holiday. Simply do not visit Kovalam during the hot season.
The first of the two monsoons arrive in June and the residents of Kovalam welcome the break from the heat that the rains bring but they also bring flooding and misery to tourists. The torrential rains that originate from the Arabian Sea over whelming the poor infrastructure making travel difficult and diseases are rife. The monsoon rains last solidly for days and continue for months. It is hard to decide which season is worse for tourist, either the hot season or the first monsoon season, the best advice is to avoid both.
The second monsoon comes in from the North West and though delivers less water lingers for longer. The end of the monsoon which is funneled out of Kerala can last well into December with gray days with short showers; not great for beach weather. These monsoon rains end much earlier in Goa. While Kovalam may be having poor weather further up the western coast may be experiencing pleasant weather.