Climate in Chennai: when to go

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Annual average climate in Chennai

To start, here is a summary of the weather averages over the whole year in Chennai:

  • Minimum annual temperature: 24°C
  • Average annual temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 34°C
  • Precipitation: 274 mm/month (with 17 rainy days/month)

Monthly climate normals

Min / Max Precipitation
January 21 ° / 30 ° -
february 22 ° / 32 ° -
March 24 ° / 34 ° -
April 26 ° / 36 ° -
may 28 ° / 39 ° -
June 27 ° / 38 ° 82mm / 13 days
July 26 ° / 36 ° 163mm / 18 days
August 25 ° / 35 ° 195mm / 17 days
September 25 ° / 35 ° 227mm / 16 days
October 24 ° / 33 ° 540mm / 21 days
November 23 ° / 31 ° 443mm / 20 days
December 21 ° / 30 ° 267mm / 15 days

These weather statistics were calculated from information collected by the MADRAS/MINAMBAKKAM weather station. This station is located in India, 14 km from Chennai and is at an altitude of 16 meters.





The best time to go (or the worst)

To complete the picture above, here are some statistics that should help you decide when is the right time to stay in Chennai, or which months to avoid.

Which are the hottest months in Chennai?

In Chennai, the months of the year that record the highest maximum temperatures are:
may (with 39°C), June (with 38°C), April (with 36°C), …


What are the coldest months?

The months of the year that record the lowest average temperatures in Chennai are:
December (with 26°C), January (with 26°C), November (with 27°C), …

Which are the driest months in Chennai?

In Chennai, the months of the year with the fewest rainy days are:
June (with 13 rainy days/month), December (with 15 rainy days/month), September (with 16 rainy days/month), …

What are the rainiest months?

The months with the most rainy days in Chennai are:
October (with 21 rainy days/month), November (with 20 rainy days/month), July (with 18 rainy days/month), …


What is the weather around?

Nearby cities with a similar climate

Other cities near Chennai could experience quite similar weather:
Ambattūr (13 km from Chennai), Āvadi (19 km), Tiruvottiyūr (8 km), Tambaram (24 km), Pallāvaram (19 km), Poonamalle (18 km), Saint Thomas Mount (13 km), Kattivākkam (15 km), Porur (14 km), Manali (9 km), …

Around Chennai

You might also be interested in these cities:
Pondicherry (137 km from Chennai), Nellore (155 km), …

In India

Check the climate forecasts for other major cities in India:
Bombay (1033 km from Chennai), Delhi (1759 km), Bangalore (291 km), Calcutta (1356 km), Ahmedabad (1371 km), Hyderabad (516 km), Pune (915 km) , Surat (1199 km), Jaipur (1608 km), Lucknow (1531 km), …

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