The best times to visit Kanyakumari for ideal weather are
December 17th to March 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kanyakumari Travel Guide
Other Kanyakumari Travel Info
Weather in Kanyakumari
Average temperatures in Kanyakumari vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 9th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kanyakumari, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 94.1°F (34.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.3°F (25.2°C) at night.
Kanyakumari Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kanyakumari Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Kanyakumari Perceived Temperature (F)
Kanyakumari Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kanyakumari Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kanyakumari are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Kanyakumari? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kanyakumari.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kanyakumari (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kanyakumari has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (63.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (81.3%).
Wind in Kanyakumari is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kanyakumari.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||1.4||Barely noticeable||3.7||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||1.7||Barely noticeable||4.6||Light breeze|
|Mar||1.9||Barely noticeable||4.9||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||2.1||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|May||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.3||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4||Light breeze||8||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.2||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.7||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.1||Barely noticeable||3.6||Barely noticeable|
|Dec||1.1||Barely noticeable||3.6||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kanyakumari?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for India; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kanyakumari, India is July, followed by March and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kanyakumari in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Kanyakumari Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.1°F (34.5°C) and 90.4°F (32.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 16 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Kanyakumari, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kanyakumari to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93°F (33.9°C) and 90°F (32.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.