When is the best time to go to Chennai

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Chennai, India. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Chennai weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Chennai are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Chennai January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 20mm 9.2hrs 12.2hrs 27°C

The climate in Chennai during January can be summarized as hot, humid and dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Chennai, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Chennai and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 20°C (67°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Chennai with around 20mm 0.8 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Chennai February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 12mm 10hrs 12.4hrs 27°C

February in Chennai is generally dry with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Chennai.

February is in the winter in Chennai and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Chennai with around 12mm 0.5 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in February »

March

Chennai March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
30°C 4mm 9.9hrs 12.8hrs 28°C

The weather in March in Chennai is characteristically hot, humid and very dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Chennai.

March is in the spring in Chennai and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Chennai with around 4mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in March »

April

Chennai April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
32°C 10mm 9.9hrs 13.1hrs 29°C

Chennai's weather in April is typically very hot, humid and dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Chennai.

April is in the spring in Chennai and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a stifling 35°C (95°F), whilst at night 26°C (78°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Chennai with around 10mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in April »

May

Chennai May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
35°C 38mm 9.2hrs 13.5hrs 30°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Chennai and the temperature is generally very hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Chennai.

May is in the spring in Chennai and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 38°C (101°F), whilst at night 28°C (82°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Chennai with around 38mm 1.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in May »

June

Chennai June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
34°C 61mm 6.8hrs 12.2hrs 30°C

The climate in Chennai during June can be summarized as very hot and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Chennai.

June is in the summer in Chennai and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 38°C (100°F), whilst at night 27°C (81°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Chennai with around 61mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in June »

July

Chennai July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
32°C 117mm 6hrs 12.4hrs 29°C

July in Chennai is generally damp with the temperature being very hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Chennai for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Chennai and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 36°C (96°F), whilst at night 26°C (79°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 117mm 4.6 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in July »

August

Chennai August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
31°C 158mm 6.4hrs 12.8hrs 29°C

The weather in August in Chennai is characteristically very hot and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Chennai for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Chennai and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a hot 35°C (95°F), whilst at night 26°C (78°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 158mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in August »

September

Chennai September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
31°C 135mm 6.8hrs 13.1hrs 29°C

Chennai's weather in September is typically very hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Chennai for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Chennai and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 34°C (94°F), whilst at night 25°C (77°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 135mm 5.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in September »

October

Chennai October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 259mm 6.7hrs 13.5hrs 29°C

October is a very wet, humid month in Chennai and the temperature is generally very hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Chennai for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Chennai and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 259mm 10.2 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in October »

November

Chennai November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 343mm 6.6hrs 12.2hrs 28°C

November in Chennai is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Chennai.

November is in the fall / autumn in Chennai and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 343mm 13.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in November »

December

Chennai December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 147mm 7.1hrs 12.4hrs 27°C

December in Chennai is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Chennai.

December is in the winter in Chennai and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 21°C (69°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Chennai with around 147mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Chennai weather in December »

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Chennai weather statistics
Hottest month: May 38.1°C 100.6°F
Driest month: March 4mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: February 10hrs
Coldest month: January 29.1°C 84.4°F
Wettest month: November 343mm 13.5ins
Warmest sea: May 29.9°C 85.8°F
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