27 Aug 2013

Posted by Chirstina Rose on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 No comments
Know about the Climate and Weather of Kerala
Kerala the southern state of India experience equable climate all the year round. The state lies very close to the equator but lying close to the sea and the presence of the Western Ghats on the east, Kerala is well protected from the hot winds blowing from the north.
The hill reason or the highlands experience cool and pleasant weather conditions due to the diversity in the geographical feature and diversity in landform, while the plans are quite warm and humid.
 It receives plenty of rainfall from two monsoons, south west and north east. These rainfall helps in maintaining the green cover of the Western Ghats as well as the hill stations also play an important role in maintain the weather condition in many regions of the state.

 May- June marks the beginning of the South West Monsoon, which showers till July – August and again it is well followed by the North east which starts from August – September and showers magically till the end of October. After October, the glorious tourism season starts which welcomes thousands of tourists, holiday makers and honeymooners from across the globe.
Though Monsoon is not favourable for Tourism in Kerala, but all the efforts are been driven by the tourism authority to improve the industry and benefit even during the lull season.
Here is a brief description of the various seasons in Kerala-

Winter Season:
As the monsoon ends, it is followed with winter. This season starts from the end of November and last till the mid of February. Winters bring comparatively low temperature but it does not vary much from other seasons. Though in the hilly region, the temperature falls below 10 degree Celsius during winters.

Summer Season:
The temperature starts rising at the end of winter season and thus summer starts in Kerala. At this time relatively high temperature along with low rainfall and humid weather is experienced. Still compared to other states of India, Kerala is much cooler and pleasant during summers. The summer season starts from March and lasts till the end of May or even the beginning of June.

South West Monsoon Season:
This is the time when there is heavy rainfall in Kerala. It starts around the end of May or early June with the outset of the southwest winds. In the coming months torrential rain is experienced in Kerala. As because of the location of Kerala near the Western Ghats, it receives abundant rainfall. Almost 85 % of rain is contributed by the monsoon season as most of rivers of Kerala are also fed during this time. This southwest monsoon lasts till the end of September.

North East Monsoon Season:
This season is also known as the Retreating Monsoon season as during this time the southwest monsoon winds returns. This season falls during the month of October and November and sometimes it may last till December. The temperature hot and humid but there is not much variation.

These different seasons add colour to this vibrant state. The winters are beautiful and imaginative, while the monsoon has its own beauty. Kerala welcomes you in almost all the seasons of the year as its each season gives you a unique experience from the other.