Best Time To Visit Chennai, India

Best Time To Go To Chennai

Chennai exhibits a moderate hot temperature throughout the day with moderate humidity as it is along the coastal lines of the Bay of Bengal.

Seasons in Chennai:

  • Summer (March to June): Summers in Chennai are hot and humid and there are several overcast days in this season. The hottest temperature in this season is around 45-degrees Celsius.
  • Monsoon (July to September):  Monsoon arrives in Chennai in July and the average rainfall here is around 140cms. It often rains till mid-December.
  • Winter (November to February): January is the coolest month in Chennai with average temperature of 25-degrees Celsius. Be sure to carry an umbrella or raincoat with you in case of sudden rains. 

You can travel to Chennai any time throughout the year. City will be generally hot except between months of December to February where in you can find some rainy days with mild chillness during the day time. If you really want to avoid summer season and the hot temperature then you can try going between the months of November to February. Temperature would range from 25°C to 30°C during these months.

The best time to visit Chennai is Winter (November to February).

Climate in Chennai

Know weather for your travel dates:

23-May-2018
Today 23 May

97

83

Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:3.33 m/s

Humidity:70%

Precipitation:0%

  • Thu 24 May
    96 | 83

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Fri 25 May
    94 | 83

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Sat 26 May
    97 | 83

    Humid throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.

  • Sun 27 May
    98 | 84

    Humid throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.

  • Mon 28 May
    95 | 83

    Humid throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.

  • Tue 29 May
    95 | 82

    Breezy and humid throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Chennai

Average Temperature in Chennai by month

  • 120℉
  • 90℉
  • 60℉
  • 30℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 68℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Feb

Average temperature: 79℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Mar

Average temperature: 85℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Apr

Average temperature: 90℉

Minimum temperature: 79℉

Maximum temperature: 106℉

May

Average temperature: 93℉

Minimum temperature: 81℉

Maximum temperature: 108℉

Jun

Average temperature: 91℉

Minimum temperature: 77℉

Maximum temperature: 106℉

Jul

Average temperature: 88℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 100℉

Aug

Average temperature: 86℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

Sep

Average temperature: 85℉

Minimum temperature: 75℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Oct

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Nov

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Dec

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Highest temperature in Chennai is recorded as 107.6℉ in May.

Lowest temperature in Chennai is recorded as 64.4℉ in February and December.

Average Humidity in Chennai by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 86%

Feb

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 59%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Mar

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

May

Average Humidity: 63%

Minimum Humidity: 48%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Jun

Average Humidity: 62%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Jul

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 53%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Aug

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Sep

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Oct

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Nov

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Dec

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 63%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Most humid month in Chennai is November.

Least humid month in Chennai is June.

Best time to visit Chennai Attractions in May

  • Best time to visit Marina Beach in Chennai
    • Everyday : 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Chennai
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Sunday : 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Madras Crocodile Bank in Chennai
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Sunday : 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Chennai
    • Everyday : 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM