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Best Season:

Nov - Feb

Summer 22 to 42°C, Winter 18 to 32°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Chennai

Chennai weather is hot and humid as it lies close to the thermal equator and is in also on the coast. The best time for visiting Chennai is from November to February.
  • Winters (December to February) are the coolest months with temperature about 18 °C. Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal hits Chennai occasionally during November - December. It is the most suitable time for sightseeing and enjoying at the beach.
  • Summers (March to May) are hot and sweating, soars the temperature to more than 40 °C. Tourists may prefer to visit the serene beaches in the evenings.
  • Monsoons (June to August) and Post Monsoons (September to November) are temperate with mild to heavy winds and rains. The main roads become congested and the lanes become muddy and water clogged.
December to March is ideal for all kinds of tourist activities. Visiting attractions, carrying out shopping and other kinds of recreational activities are fine during this period. April and may are hot and not suitable for day time activities. June to November is fine for short city trips. Keep a watch on cloud and wind movements.

Month-wise Chennai Weather

Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
April is not the best month to visit Chennai.
Weather: Very Hot
Warm sunny days. Humidity level goes high, cool breezes offers some relief in the evening. Not suitable for outdoor activities. Cotton clothes and sun protecting stuffs are preferable while exploring the city in summer month.
Month Climate Details
January offers a cheerful ambiance and it is the coldest month of the year. It is a good period to explore the attractions of the city and its outskirts. Outdoor trips and beach activities like swimming, beach walking, beach volleyball and catamaran ride can be best enjoyed during this month.
Moderately Hot
The weather is comfortable in February. Basically, warm days with relaxing nights. This time is perfect for enjoying at the beach. The climate is apt for sightseeing and indulging in activities like beach volleyball, beach walking and catamaran ride.
Moderately Hot
Summer begins accompanied by hot and humid climate. Sometimes, thunderstorm may also occur. Recommended to carry sun protecting stuffs to explore the city during this period.
Very Hot
Warm sunny days. Humidity level goes high, cool breezes offers some relief in the evening. Not suitable for outdoor activities. Cotton clothes and sun protecting stuffs are preferable while exploring the city in summer month.
Very Hot
Bright sunny days with extremely hot and humid climate. Not a best time for outdoor activities, but if you are planning to visit the place during this period then make sure you have all the sun protecting stuffs.
Very Hot
Monsoon appears, intermittent rain showers make the atmosphere unpleasantly hot and humid. For outdoor activities, it's not an ideal time. It is recommended to carry sun protecting things while visiting Chennai during summer days.
Very Hot
Occasional monsoon shower makes the climate unpleasantly hot and humid. The hot weather makes a bit difficult for outdoor activities. Make sure you carry cotton clothes and other sun-protective gear.
Due to southwest occasional shower the temperature drops down to a certain level but the humidity stick in the same level. It may not be a perfect time for outdoor activities but rain lovers can still enjoy their visit in this month.
Moderately Hot
Southwest monsoon lasts till this month, heavy rainfall occurs sometime. The cool breeze offers a relaxing atmosphere in the evening. It may not be the best time for visit but outdoor activities are possible.
Moderately Hot
Most of the time the sky remains clear. This southeastern coastal city is highly affected by north east monsoon, which starts appearing in the last week of this month. This may not be the best time but tourist activities can be carried out.
North east monsoon shower hits the city with all its majesty, though temperature drops down to a certain level the humidity stick in the same level. Sometimes cyclones and depressions also occur. But the time is still enjoyable for sightseeing and other tourist activities. Rain lovers too can enjoy their visit this month.
Comfortable climate with cool breeze and moderate humidity. The dry and pleasant atmosphere invites many travelers to the city. It is the perfect time for sightseeing and indulging in beach activities like beach walk, volleyball and catamaran ride.

Events & Festivals in Chennai

  • January is the best month of festivals with the Pongal celebrations.
  • February- March is credited with the celebrations of Shivarathri.
  • October is auspicious with grandeur celebrations of Diwali.
  • November to January is thriving with Ayyappa Seasons.

Weather Graph for Chennai

Chennai monthly temperature and rainfall averages
Note: These are average maximum and average minimum temperature for Chennai . The highest temperature in Chennai for the month is usually higher than the average maximum temperature. Similarly, the lowest temperature in Chennai for the month is usually lower than the average minimum temperature.
Comments (14) Reviews (5)
its good for chennai thanks sharing
Posted by v.sathyamoorthy 2 year, 6 months ago
chennai is the city which has most visit spots like seashore beaches, veg cuisine restrt n temples n site seeing spots around chennai are very beautiful like kovalam, mahabalipuram, vandalur, muthukadu etc in one word CSC (CHENNAI SUPER CITY)
Posted by satish 2 year, 9 months ago
Thanks for sharing the information. Its nice place to visit. I visited last week for that i Book Bus Tickets through online.
Posted by nithi 2 year, 11 months ago
Thanks for sharing the post...The Marina beach The famous Marina Beach, the pride of Chennai, is second longest beach in the world and has a wide sandy foreshore. will help to get the detail information about the bus schedules, type of coaches ,and the boarding points also.
Posted by snigdha 3 year ago
nice and thank uuuu
Posted by TamilVel 3 year, 13 days ago
hi... dudes,
i'm newly comes to chennai. so, pls help me .... how can i know the chennai tourist places?
Posted by manikandan 3 year, 3 months ago
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Posted by Deepa 3 year, 10 months ago
auto rickshaw is bloody costly .........its not 7 rs per km......please edit that part
Posted by serious sam 4 year, 11 months ago
such a beautiful place s chennai..................
Posted by akshaya 5 year, 5 months ago
i don't like chennai at all.
Posted by ankita 5 year, 10 months ago

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