Kottayam Climate


Kottayam climate is basically a judicious blend of tropical and equatorial climate. Overall weather of Kottayam can be characterized as hot and humid. The city has a hilly terrain and the high altitude vastly influences the climate in Kottayam.

Kottayam summers are hot and humid, which is a typical feature of a tropical climate. Temperatures are extremely high during the months of March to May. Highest summer temperature recorded in Kottayam was during April 1998, when the mercury level rose to 38.5 degrees centigrade and the lowest temperature of 16 degrees centigrade was recorded on 13th December 2000.

Kottayam experiences plenty of rainfall. Monsoon in Kottayam sets in June and continues till September. South west monsoons tend to cool down the extreme summer heat. The retreating north east monsoons bring winter rain during the months of October November. Average annual rainfall in Kottayam is 2,701.7 milimeters. The best time to visit Kottayam is between September and March. The cool and the pleasant climate during this period of the year has a calm and a soothing effect.

The geographical location along with the altitude has played a key role in shaping Kottayam climate.

Last Updated on 09/05/2013