The best times to visit Mahabalipuram for ideal weather are
January 1st to May 27th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mahabalipuram Travel Guide
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Weather in Mahabalipuram
Average temperatures in Mahabalipuram vary 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 16th 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 Mahabalipuram, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 103.9°F (39.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82.2°F (27.9°C) at night.
Mahabalipuram Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mahabalipuram 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.
Mahabalipuram Perceived Temperature (F)
Mahabalipuram Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mahabalipuram 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 Mahabalipuram are April, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.
When can you find snow in Mahabalipuram? 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 Mahabalipuram.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mahabalipuram (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
Mahabalipuram has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (53.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (76.9%).
Wind in Mahabalipuram is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and July. June’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mahabalipuram.
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||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.2||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.1||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|May||7||Gentle breeze||12.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.6||Light breeze||12.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.1||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.8||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.1||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mahabalipuram?
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 Mahabalipuram, India is May, followed by September and June. 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 Mahabalipuram in August. 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 Mahabalipuram Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 103.9°F (39.9°C) and 91.7°F (33.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Mahabalipuram, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 95.1°F (35.1°C) and 86°F (30°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 12 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Mahabalipuram to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 85.7°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.