When is the best time to go to Chennai?

When is the best time to go to Chennai? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Chennai are January, February, March, October and December
  • On average, the warmest months are April, May, June, July, August and September
  • February is the driest month
  • November is the rainiest month
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round

For full information about the climate and weather in Chennai a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/85°F
10%
0.6in
February 79°F/86°F
4%
0.4in
March 83°F/92°F
3%
0.7in
April 86°F/95°F
6%
0.6in
May 90°F/99°F
14%
1.4in
June 88°F/97°F
41%
2.4in
July 86°F/95°F
55%
4.3in
August 86°F/94°F
70%
8.5in
September 85°F/94°F
76%
8.2in
October 85°F/92°F
63%
8.5in
November 81°F/86°F
49%
11.3in
December 79°F/85°F
34%
6.1in

Weather and climate in Chennai

  • Between january and february the climate is very good. In average, on the morning it is 77°F and it rains in february about 0.4in.
  • In march the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 92°F and it rains about 3% of the time in march.
  • In april the climate is bad. The record temperature this month is 101°F and it rains about 0.6in each month.
  • In may the climate is the worst possible. In average, on the morning it is 88°F and you can expect to have 1.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between june and september the climate is not good. The temperature rises to 94°F and it rains about 76% of the time in september.
  • From october to november the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 85°F and it rains about 11.3in each month.
  • In december the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 77°F and it rains about 6.1in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Chennai

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Chennai: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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