Climate of Kollam

The climate of Kollam is essentially tropical. It is characterized by hot and humid summers and plenty of seasonal rainfall. The Arabian Sea, located to the west of Kollam influences the weather of Kollam. It moderates the disparities between the extreme summer and winter temperatures.

The maximum summer temperature recorded in Kollam is 34°C and the minimum temperature recorded during the winters is 21°C. Because of the city's close proximity to the Arabian Sea, the disparity between the summer and winter temperatures are moderated. Summer months in Kollam last from March to May. The cool sea breeze from the Arabian Sea has casts a soothing effect over Kollam. The average rainfall in Kollam city varies between 1100 mm to 1500 mm per annum.

The humidity in Kollam city is approximately 90% during the rainy months. Kollam experiences rainfall during the months of October and November from the north east monsoons. It gradually fades away by the end of November. South west monsoons descend over Kollam in the month of June and drags till September. Winter rains are common phenomena in Kollam climate. It receives a considerable amount of rainfall from the retreating monsoons. The city is one of the 'wet spots' of Kerala.

The dry weather in Kollam sets in at the beginning of December and lasts till the month of February. December, January and February are the winter months, whereas March, April and May are hot and humid. The best time to visit Kollam is between the months of November to March.

The pleasant climate of Kollam attracts thousands of tourists to this exotic sea side resort.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011