The following 3 weather charts display the average weather conditions of Varkala in India. The first chart plots the maximum temperature against the number of wet days per month. The second Varkala weather chart indicates the average humidity levels and the amount of sunshine. The third weather chart of Varkala compares the maximum day time temperature against the minimum night time temperature.
The average weather for Varkala, India
Humidity and hours of Sunshine for Albufeira, Portugal
The above sunshine and humidity chart display the average conditions for Varkala. The amount of sunshine is the average amount per day while the humidity is expressed as a percent.
Varkala Maximum and Minimum Temperatures
The above chart displays the maximum and minimum temperatures for Varkala, India
When to Visit Varkala
Varkala is possible the best beach town in Kerala with the town atop high red cliffs that over look the fantastic white beach. The town is also a holy Hindu pilgrimage destination and has a great laid back atmosphere - so all in all a good place to visit!
The climate of Varkala 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 Varkala 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 Varkala days will be full of sunshine and blue sky's during the tourist season.
The temperatures rapidly increase during May and are their highest during April. 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 first of the two monsoons arrive in June and the residents of Varkala 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 Varkala may be having poor weather further up the western coast may be experiencing pleasant weather.