Best Time To Visit Kolkata

Best 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-Jan-2018
oF | oC
Today 22 Jan

25oC

12oC

Foggy until afternoon.

Wind:1.89 m/s

Humidity:57%

Precipitation:0%

  • Tue 23 Jan
    28oC | 14oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Wed 24 Jan
    30oC | 17oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Thu 25 Jan
    27oC | 15oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Fri 26 Jan
    27oC | 14oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Sat 27 Jan
    26oC | 12oC

    Clear throughout the day.

  • Sun 28 Jan
    27oC | 13oC

    Clear throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Kolkata

Average Temperature in Kolkata by month

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  • 30o
  • 20o
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Jan

Average temperature: 21oC

Minimum temperature: 16oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Feb

Average temperature: 21oC

Minimum temperature: 15oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Mar

Average temperature: 28oC

Minimum temperature: 20oC

Maximum temperature: 35oC

Apr

Average temperature: 30oC

Minimum temperature: 26oC

Maximum temperature: 36oC

May

Average temperature: 30oC

Minimum temperature: 22oC

Maximum temperature: 36oC

Jun

Average temperature: 32oC

Minimum temperature: 25oC

Maximum temperature: 37oC

Jul

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 27oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Aug

Average temperature: 30oC

Minimum temperature: 26oC

Maximum temperature: 34oC

Sep

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 25oC

Maximum temperature: 34oC

Oct

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 26oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Nov

Average temperature: 25oC

Minimum temperature: 20oC

Maximum temperature: 31oC

Dec

Average temperature: 24oC

Minimum temperature: 18oC

Maximum temperature: 30oC

Highest temperature in Kolkata is recorded as 37oC in June.

Lowest temperature in Kolkata is recorded as 15oC in February.

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 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 8.78 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 26.33 mm

May

Average Rain: 13.41 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 40.23 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 57.81 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 88.27 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 5.67 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 17.01 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 21.68 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 65.04 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 0 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Kolkata is 88.27 mm in July.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Kolkata are January, February, March, June, August, November and December.

Average Humidity in Kolkata by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 76%

Feb

Average Humidity: 71%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 74%

Mar

Average Humidity: 58%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 64%

Apr

Average Humidity: 72%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

May

Average Humidity: 70%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 73%

Jun

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Jul

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 87%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Aug

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 82%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Sep

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 81%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Oct

Average Humidity: 87%

Minimum Humidity: 84%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Nov

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 78%

Dec

Average Humidity: 73%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 75%

Most humid month in Kolkata are July and September.

Least humid month in Kolkata is March.

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