Best Time To Visit Kolkata - Time To Go To Kolkata

Looking for the best time to visit Kolkata? Kolkata is the city of joy, of celebrations and of color. Right after the monsoons diminish, a lot of celebration kicks in and that is the best time for Kolkata tourism.

Kolkata has a hot and humid climate. Summer starts in March and stays till mid-June. It can get very hot and maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees. May is the hottest month in this region. Sometimes, heavy rains or hailstorms bring immense relief to the locals in summer.

The rainy season in Bengal begins in June and lasts till September. The temperature lowers in October and sinks even low in November. Many cultural events take place during this time, so plan your trip to Kolkata at this time! The festivities last till February.

Other than the summer, sightseeing in Kolkata is buzzing with activity all year long! Summer is just a bit harsh, that’s all.

Seasons in Kolkata: 

  • Summer (March to May): Kolkata experiences humid weather conditions throughout the year and summer temperatures range from 29 to 40-degrees Celsius. Some days may be overcast and accompanied by light showers. There are occasional hail storms as well.
  • Monsoon (June to September): Monsoon sees heavy rainfall in this city so it is best to avoid it unless you are a fan of torrential rains.
  • Winter (November to February): As is the case with most Indian cities, Kolkata becomes a tourist hub in winter. The weather is balmy and is perfect for sightseeing.

 

Climate in Kolkata

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-Jul-2018
Today 22 Jul

84

78

Humid and overcast throughout the day.

Wind:5.34 m/s

Humidity:90%

Precipitation:0.29%

  • Mon 23 Jul
    86 | 78

    Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

  • Tue 24 Jul
    88 | 78

    Light rain overnight.

  • Wed 25 Jul
    90 | 79

    Rain in the morning and afternoon.

  • Thu 26 Jul
    88 | 80

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Fri 27 Jul
    91 | 80

    Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Sat 28 Jul
    89 | 80

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Kolkata

Average Temperature in Kolkata by month

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

Average temperature: 67℉

Minimum temperature: 50℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Feb

Average temperature: 75℉

Minimum temperature: 59℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Mar

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Apr

Average temperature: 87℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

May

Average temperature: 89℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

Jun

Average temperature: 87℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

Jul

Average temperature: 85℉

Minimum temperature: 77℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Aug

Average temperature: 85℉

Minimum temperature: 77℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Sep

Average temperature: 86℉

Minimum temperature: 77℉

Maximum temperature: 97℉

Oct

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 64℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Nov

Average temperature: 74℉

Minimum temperature: 55℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Dec

Average temperature: 69℉

Minimum temperature: 54℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Highest temperature in Kolkata is recorded as 98.6℉ in April, May and June.

Lowest temperature in Kolkata is recorded as 50℉ in January.

Average Rain in Kolkata by Month (in mm)

  • 80
  • 60
  • 40
  • 20 0
Jan

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 0.61 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 17.01 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 4.89 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 102.17 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 75.3 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1359.47 mm

May

Average Rain: 38.26 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 658.06 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 18.89 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 210.56 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 18.28 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 373.14 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 14.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 164.1 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 26.01 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 314.31 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 10.94 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 224.52 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0.47 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 13.96 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Kolkata is 1359.47 mm in April.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Kolkata are January and December.

Average Humidity in Kolkata by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 56%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Feb

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 47%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Mar

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 55%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

May

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Jun

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Jul

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 96%

Aug

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 79%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Sep

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Oct

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 97%

Nov

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 57%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Dec

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Most humid month in Kolkata is July.

Least humid month in Kolkata is February.

Best time to visit Kolkata Attractions in July

  • Best time to visit The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata
    • Monday : Closed
    • Tuesday - Sunday : 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Mother House in Kolkata
    • Thursday : Closed
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday : 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Howrah Bridge in Kolkata
    • Everyday : 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Best time to visit Park Street in Kolkata
    • Everyday : 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM