Visakhapatnam Weather

Visakhapatnam weather is characterized by warm summers and moderate winters. As Vizag is a coastal city, the weather remains almost same throughout the year. However, humidity during the summer months is very high.

During summer, which stretches between February to May, temperatures are on the higher side. May is the hottest month of the year with temperatures reaching as high as 43° Celsius. Over the years, the maximum temperature has been increasing sharply. December and January are the coldest months of the year. During these months the average temperature hovers around 30° Celsius. Therefore, winter is the ideal time to visit the city of Visakhapatnam, because the winter months are the most pleasant ones.

Visakhapatnam receives a generous amount of rainfall during the monsoon season. Vizag is influenced by the north-east monsoon. The period from September to November a number of depressions and storms, which originate in the Bay of Bengal overrun the city. As a result, Vizag is lashed by gales and heavy rains during this time. Annually, Visakhapatnam receives around 95 cm of rainfall. According to Thornthwaite's classification, the coastal city of Visakhapatnam falls under the semi-arid category.

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