The best times to visit Kottayam for ideal weather are
December 3rd to April 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kottayam Travel Guide
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Weather in Kottayam
Average temperatures in Kottayam vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 11th 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 Kottayam, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°C) at night.
Kottayam Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kottayam 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.
Kottayam Perceived Temperature (F)
Kottayam Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kottayam 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 Kottayam are January, February, and then December. 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 mid July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Kottayam? 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 Kottayam.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kottayam (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
Kottayam has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (62% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (84.8%).
Wind in Kottayam is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by August and April. May’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kottayam.
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||4||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.3||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.5||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.6||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.4||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.7||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.6||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.8||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kottayam?
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 Kottayam, 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 Kottayam 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 Kottayam Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.4°F (33.6°C) and 90°F (32.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 10 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 16 to 23 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Kottayam, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 90°F (32.2°C) and 87°F (30.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 8 to 16 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 Kottayam to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.1°F (32.8°C) and 89.6°F (32°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.