The best times to visit Pondicherry for ideal weather are
December 24th to July 1st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pondicherry Travel Guide
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Weather in Pondicherry
Average temperatures in Pondicherry vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Pondicherry, the hottest months are May, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 101.5°F (38.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.
Pondicherry Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pondicherry 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.
Pondicherry Perceived Temperature (F)
Pondicherry Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry are February, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.
When can you find snow in Pondicherry? 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 Pondicherry.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pondicherry (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
Pondicherry has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is June (60.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (81%).
Wind in Pondicherry is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and July. May’s average wind speed of around 2.2 knots (2.5 MPH or 4.1 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 4.7 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pondicherry.
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||1.6||Barely noticeable||2.9||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||1.6||Barely noticeable||2.8||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.6||Barely noticeable||3.3||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.7||Barely noticeable||3.2||Barely noticeable|
|May||2.2||Barely noticeable||4.2||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||2.1||Barely noticeable||3.7||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.9||Barely noticeable||3.4||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.7||Barely noticeable||3.3||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||1.6||Barely noticeable||3.2||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.3||Barely noticeable||2.9||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||1.5||Barely noticeable||3.4||Barely noticeable|
|Dec||1.8||Barely noticeable||3.6||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pondicherry?
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 Pondicherry, India is December, followed by August 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 Pondicherry in May. 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 Pondicherry Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 101.5°F (38.6°C) and 90.2°F (32.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Pondicherry, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 94.7°F (34.8°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 11 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Pondicherry to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 85.3°F (29.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.