October 15, 2009 at 5:37 am #30495
The year is divided into three seasons. From February to May it is hot, with the summer temperature ranging from 24 – 33 degree Celsius. The south-west monsoon begins in June and continues till the full moon in October or November. In this season, there is fairly good rainfall without intermission. It is followed by fair weather during December – January, with the temperature ranging from 22 – 28 degree Celsius.
The high season lasts from December to May. Some times in March or April there may be thunder storms with rains, but this may not last long. Then the weather becomes very sultry. In the mountain ranges, there is heavy fog from April. Overall, Kerala has a tropical (moderate and balanced) climate throughout the year.
poovar enjoys balmy Poovar weather almost all through the year, it is neither too cold in the winter months nor too hot in summer. The best time to visit Kerala is from November – February, when the air is breezy, and on some mornings there is a light mist. Light woollens may be required in the hills in the evenings and early mornings.
The warmer months are March-May and September-October, when the flowers are out and nature is at her best. Mid-May to August is the monsoon period, and one can accept a wet time. In addition, June is also a windy month. Onam, the harvest festival falls during the month of August/September.October 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm #31355
I assume you are referring to Southern India – if you get up to the north in the Mountain you can experience a true winter during the northern Hemisphere’s winter months.
DaveOctober 23, 2009 at 11:01 am #31353
I’ll be travelling to Shimla end of this year, I heard its very windy cold. I love cold places. :rolleyes:October 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm #31354
I was in this area 2 years ago, not all the way to Shimla but in the general vicinity. This was in part of Dec and Jan and I remember some of the cheaper hotels did not have heating or even hot water – so we were bundled up and dancing around while taking bucket showers. It can be a bit cold this time of year as it is there winter and at the higher elevations that will be snow on the ground. I believe Shimla has the train and the great views of the Himalayas. We were in Dharamsala and a few other small towns in the Himalayas.