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Climate in Kodaikanal


Climate in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal has subtropical climate that is pleasant throughout the year with moderate summers and cold winters. The pleasant summer climate attracts tourists and so summer festivals are organized which includes many cultural programs, boating pageants, flower shows and fruit shows.


Kodaikanal Seasons







Mar to May

11 deg C to 20 deg C

Pleasant weather


Oct to Feb

8 deg C to 17 deg C

Cold with ice formation


Jun to Sep

 12 deg C to 18 deg C

Good Rainfall


Best Time To Visit Kodaikanal – April to June and August and September



Kodaikanal Climate in Summer Season


The summer climate in Kodaikanal is pleasant and soothing. There are occasional rains in summer and they sometimes cause landslides. The temperature ranges between 11 degree Celsius and 20 degree Celsius. The noon time is sunny with pleasant weather and the nights are comparatively cold. April to June are summer months and this is the ideal time to visit the place.



Kodaikanal Climate in Winter Season


The winter season lasts from October to January and the months of September and October are also colder. The September and October months are considered as second season as many tourists visit this place after monsoon rains. In winter the temperature ranges from 20 degree Celsius to 10 degree Celsius. Sometimes the temperature even drops below freezing point and there is a formation of thin layer of ice on the surface of the lake. There are some rain showers also during winter season.


Kodaikanal Climate in Monsoon Season


The monsoon season in Kodaikanal starts in June end and lasts till the beginning of September. There is torrential downpour at this time and the whole scenery is drenched. The area becomes greener and fresher during this time making it more beautiful. But it also causes frequent landslides and so it is better to avoid visiting Kodaikanal during monsoon season. The average annual rainfall of Kodaikanal is 1650 mm.



Last Updated: 10/07/2012

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