Andaman and Nicobar Islands Climate


Andaman and Nicobar Islands climate is a warm tropical climate, with the presence of irregular rainfall during the south-west monsoon. Sea breezes are also common in the tropical climate of Andaman and Nicobar.

The climate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is characterized with a minimum of 23° C temperature; the maximum temperature in the Andaman and Nicobar climate is 31° C. Thus, it can be said that the climate of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is moderate: the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold in the Island.

Another typical feature of Andaman and Nicobar Islands climate is humidity. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in the Bay of Bengal; therefore, it goes without mention that the humidity in Andaman and Nicobar is relatively higher. The relative humidity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 70 to 90%

Moreover, there is no extreme in the climate at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, except the rains and storms. Andaman and Nicobar Islands experience monsoon season in two phases: May to mid September and November to mid December. From November to December, Andaman and Nicobar group of islands witnesses north-easterly gale; and from May to October, the climate experiences south-westerly gale: it is only between January to April that Andaman and Nicobar Islands experiences calm weather.

Further, talking about the monsoon of Andaman and Nicobar, it can be said that the average annual rainfall of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is 318 centimeters. Rough weather prevail during the monsoon season in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. During the monsoon season, the climate at Andaman and Nicobar ranges from 22.5° C to 29.9° C.

Thus, it is evident that the climate of Andaman and Nicobar is a tropical type of climate with variations during the monsoon season.

Last Updated on: 2nd April 2013