Kolkata Weather







Kolkata, the city located in the eastern part of India has a sub-tropical climate. It is situated on the Gangetic delta and is very close to the Bay of Bengal. As such the Kolkata weather is heavily influenced by the sea. Kolkata experiences three major seasons of summer, monsoon and winter.

The summers are quite hot in Kolkata, the temperature reaching the maximum of 41°C in the month of May. From March to June it is summer in Kolkata. The southwesterly monsoon winds flow during summer in Kolkata. Humidity is high during summer. Sometimes a bit of shower takes places in summer accompanied by dusty violent winds, which are called 'Kal Baishakhi' by the local people.

The period between June to September is the monsoon season in Kolkata. Kolkata experiences heavy rains during the monsoons. Monsoon is influenced by the southeast monsoon winds. The average annual rainfall is about 1582 mm. The downpour is the maximum in the month of August.

The weather during the winter is very favorable in Kolkata. December to February is the winter season in Kolkata. The early mornings are foggy here. The temperature varies between 12°C to14°C and does not go below 10°C.

It is during this time that would be the best choice to plan for this city as the humidity is low and the weather is pleasurable. So planning for the 'city of joy' is really a joyful experience during the winter season.













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