Climate in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India

See the monthly weather averages in graphs below.
* Data from nearest weather station: Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India (0.0 KM).

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

Average min and max temperatures in Chennai, India   Copyright © 2020 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours

Average monthly sunhours in Chennai, India   Copyright © 2020 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Chennai, India   Copyright © 2020 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average rainy days (rain/snow) in Chennai, India   Copyright © 2020 www.weather-and-climate.com

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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity

Average relative humidity in Chennai, India   Copyright © 2020 www.weather-and-climate.com

What is the best time of year to go to Chennai in India

Chennai formaly known as madras has a tropical wet and dry climate. The hottest part of the year is late May to early June. Because of the cities proximity to the equator there are no extreme variations in temperature. The average annual rainfall is around 140 cm (55 in).

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • The months July, August, September and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • Chennai has dry periods in February, March and April.
  • On average, the warmest month is May with 37°C (98°F).
  • On average, the coldest month is January with 29°C (69°F).
  • November is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • February is the driest month.
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