The best times to visit Thekkady for ideal weather are
January 1st to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Thekkady Travel Guide
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Weather in Thekkady
Average temperatures in Thekkady vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Thekkady, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 96.2°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.3°F (24.6°C) at night.
Thekkady Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Thekkady 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.
Thekkady Perceived Temperature (F)
Thekkady Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Thekkady 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)|
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 Thekkady.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Thekkady (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
Thekkady has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (56.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (80%).
Wind in Thekkady is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by July and June. May’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.2 MPH or 6.8 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 May to early June where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Thekkady.
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||2.8||Barely noticeable||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.5||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.4||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.5||Barely noticeable||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3.6||Barely noticeable||11||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.3||Barely noticeable||10||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.2||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Thekkady?
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 Thekkady, 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 Thekkady 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 Thekkady Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 96.2°F (35.7°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. 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. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Thekkady, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 94.2°F (34.6°C) and 87.3°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. 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 Thekkady to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.3°F (35.2°C) and 91.7°F (33.2°C). These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.