The best times to visit South Chennai 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.



Other South Chennai Travel Info

Weather in South Chennai


Average temperatures in South Chennai 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 South Chennai, 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.

South Chennai Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


South Chennai Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

South Chennai Perceived Temperature (F)


South Chennai Perceived Temperature (C)



Average South Chennai 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.4 76.9 69.4
Feb 89.1 78.8 70.5
Mar 93.3 82.5 74.2
Apr 96.9 86.5 79
May 102.3 89.5 81.3
Jun 100.1 88.4 80.5
Jul 97.1 86.5 78.5
Aug 94.9 84.8 77.2
Sep 94.7 84.7 76.9
Oct 92.2 82.8 75.8
Nov 87.6 79.3 73
Dec 86 77.6 71

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.2 24.9 20.8
Feb 31.7 26 21.4
Mar 34.1 28.1 23.4
Apr 36.1 30.3 26.1
May 39.1 31.9 27.4
Jun 37.8 31.3 26.9
Jul 36.2 30.3 25.8
Aug 34.9 29.3 25.1
Sep 34.8 29.3 24.9
Oct 33.4 28.2 24.3
Nov 30.9 26.3 22.8
Dec 30 25.3 21.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in South Chennai 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 South Chennai? 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 South Chennai.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in South Chennai (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 0 0.7
Feb 4% 0 0.4
Mar 3% 0 1
Apr 2% 0 0.7
May 6% 0 1.6
Jun 17% 0 3.9
Jul 26% 0 4.8
Aug 30% 0 7.1
Sep 29% 0 6.2
Oct 34% 0 10.5
Nov 39% 0 16.8
Dec 22% 0 8.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 1.8
Feb 4 0 1
Mar 3 0 2.5
Apr 2 0 1.8
May 6 0 4.1
Jun 17 0 9.9
Jul 26 0 12.2
Aug 30 0 18
Sep 29 0 15.7
Oct 34 0 26.7
Nov 39 0 42.7
Dec 22 0 21.8


Humidity and Wind

South Chennai 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 South Chennai 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 South Chennai.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 69.4%
Feb 66.4%
Mar 65%
Apr 64.6%
May 56.9%
Jun 53.9%
Jul 58.2%
Aug 64.6%
Sep 66.7%
Oct 72.4%
Nov 76.9%
Dec 74.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to South Chennai?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 01, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in South Chennai, India is June, followed by December and July. 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 South Chennai in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 35.8 in November means 35.8% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall South Chennai 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 second 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 the busiest season for tourism in South Chennai, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

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 slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in South Chennai 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 fairly slow with tourists.


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