Tirunelveli Weather

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Located in the Southern part of India in Tamil Nadu state, Tirunelveli has hot and humid climate. Known for its rich culture, this region boasts of a number of religious places including both churches and temples.


November to February- Although the weather in this season is not that low that it can be classified as winters, it can be more precisely called as the post monsoon season. This season is very hospitable and pleasant. The temperature during this season can vary from 22°C to 33°C.


March to May- The summers of this region are very hot, as the temperature rises to an unbearable degree. Evenings surely bring some relief from the scorching sun. Temperature in this month varies from 34°C to 39°C. Carrying light cotton clothes is highly recommended for this season.


June to October- This is the time when this region receives heavy showers. This surely brings a much needed relief from the heat and also imparts a freshness and lush atmosphere to the whole town.

Weather By Month

Month Climate Details
January Pleasant
January brings along cool and pleasant climate. The sky is clear for most of the time, resulting in mildly warm days and relatively cooler nights. Weather in Tirunelveli during this month is favorable for indulging in sightseeing and enjoying water sports, such as water skiing, jet skiing and swimming. City tours can also be taken, making it one of the most preferred times for tourist visits.
February Pleasant
Although temperature rises a little, weather remains pleasant throughout this month. Nights are comparatively cooler than days. The sky remains clear for most part of the month, providing plenty of sunshine. Cool breeze maintains coolness in the ambience, offering comfortable weather for carrying out city expeditions and taking pleasure in exploring nearby attractions and renowned religious destinations, making it a suitable period for tourism.
March Moderately hot
Moderately hot
Summers start to hit the city with the beginning of this month. Temperature rises by a few degrees, but the weather is still comfortable. Clear blue skies offer hot sunny days, while mercury dips down after sunset, resulting in mildly cold nights. One might find it challenging to travel across the city, but indulging in water sports is a good option during this time.
April Very hot
Very hot
Weather becomes quite warm during this period. Days are hot with clear blue skies and temperature during nights also begins to rise. Tremendous heat might interrupt tourist visits, causing annoyance to travelers. Continuous sunshine and high temperatures restrict holidaymakers from enjoying outings and other outdoor activities. For those planning to visit Tirunelveli during this period, carrying light cotton clothes is recommended.
May Very hot
Very hot
Being the hottest month of the year, May offers pretty hot weather. Days are extremely hot with plenty of sunshine and it might be difficult to get relief from hot atmosphere during nights as well. Blistering heat makes it hard for vacationers to step out in the sun, hindering sightseeing and other tourist activities. Thus, this period is not considered ideal for tourism.
June Very hot, Rainy
Very hot, Rainy
Monsoon sets in June, bringing rainfall to the city. Most of the days are cloudy, offering medium to heavy rains and making the climate humid. On a positive side, temperature dips by a few degrees, but the weather is still uncomfortable for travelling. This period is, however, suitable for those who love rain. One can also get discounts on accommodation and tour packages in this off-season.
Month Climate Details
July Rainy
The month of July receives a lot of rain, often accompanied by thunderstorms. Although the temperature during this month is not soaring, being one of the wettest months of the year, high humidity is prevalent. This period is definitely not suitable for tourist visits. However, nature buffs can enjoy scenic views of panoramic landscapes as the charm of the place is at its best during this time.
August Rainy
The city continues to receive monsoon showers. Medium to heavy rainfalls occur, followed by high humidity and uncomfortable weather. Skies are mostly clear but there can be few days without rain. Weather is hot and humid during daytime, as well as nights. Outdoor journeys and other tourist activities might be hindered because of tropical weather conditions. This is not a good time for holidaying in Tirunelveli.
September Rainy
Heavy monsoon showers are almost gone by this month. Days are a bit warm, while nights can be relatively pleasant. Occasional rainfall occurs, making the place humid and uncomfortable for tourist visits. City expeditions, sightseeing and other exciting tourist activities are restricted due to sultry weather. Travelling and visiting local attractions is also a challenge and thus this period is not considered ideal for tourism.
October Pleasant
The weather becomes amusing and moderate in the month of October. Fairly warm days are accompanied by pleasant nights, while intermittent monsoon showers are common. Natural beauty of the place is at its zenith during this time. It is one of the best periods to explore lush green surroundings and nearby religious destinations that are spread across the stretch of this culturally rich and vibrant city.
November Pleasant
November offers one of the best times to visit this city. Weather is pleasant, accompanied by amusing days and nights. Climate is appropriate for all types of tourist activities. Occasional rainfall can occur; but does not cause displeasure to tourists. Vacationers can easily travel across the place under such comfortable climatic conditions. One must plan a trip here to find out what Tirunelveli has to offer.
December Pleasant
December brings along pleasing weather with bright sunny days and relatively cooler nights. Temperature remains comfortable for indulging in sightseeing and enjoying city expeditions to explore nearby attractions and religious places. Outdoor trips and leisure activities are enjoyable due to pleasurable weather conditions. Offering enjoyable ambience, this month is one of the ideal times to plan a visit to this vibrant city.

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