Weather in Kerala in October and November?

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Hello! I am thinking of going to Kerala next October or November but read recently in a guide that there is a monsoon in Kerala from October to December. Is this true?

Is it supposed to rain in November and beaches not good for swimming in this month?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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here is the link to historical wetaher in TRivandrum http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave...omnav_business
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Thanks Guru. Oops, it seems they are the rainiest months of the year
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Not exactly,

The climate in north kerala and south kerala is slightly different in september-october months.By mid october the north-east monsoon will be very week in north kerala and fairly strong in south, and by end of october it withdraws from kerala coasts.

So the best time to visit kerala starts from november, the days are very pleasant and sunny but won't be that hot as well.

everywhere you can feel the freshness the monsoon left behind,with lush greenery everywhere.

so what i feel is you have chosen the right time to visit kerala.

One suggestion: if possible you can start your trip in november.

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Thanks Sreejith, that was great news I am also thinking of visitng the Rajahstan first ( Golden Triangle) and then head to south Kerala.
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it is true

in some novembers we also ad rains
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I'm not sure about that weather.com data!

It shows Kerala as getting no rain in June, whereas I thought the monsoon showed up pretty prompt and wet right at the start of June.

Comparing the Chennai map to my experience (maybe that is a lot less data than they have, though) is that I wish we did have that much rain in the summer months, and, certainly in the past two years, November has been wet to the point of flooding --- they show zero rainfall for november.
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Raining season

It is observed that the mansoon is getting delayed,last years south west mansoon was 2-3 week late and the north east mansoon was also late in its return.so it may be around the october second week to novemebr .
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Rainy October

Hey,

I arrived in Kerala at the beginning of October, 2006, and am still here. I was in Thrissur, in the centre, during the time you mention. In early October, it was kind of drizzly. Then we had huge thunderstorms in mid and late October, with torrential deluges, punctuated by pretty beautiful, sunny, green, and not exceptionally hot weather. The rain was never heavy and constant - some days were drizzly all day, others had torrential storms, especially in the evening, and then cleared up. By Mid November, the rains pretty much had stopped in Thrissur, but a friend in Trivandrum (the south) was still having rains. In general, the northeast monsoon ends sooner and is less severe in the north of Kerala, and is more severe in the south, where the northeast monsoon is almost as wet as the main southwest monsoon.

The beaches will be relatively quiet, and as long as you are willing to tolerate a bit of rain, it was really themost pleasant part of the time I've spent in Kerala.
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Humidity at Kerala, Trivandrum?

We´re planning to go to Kerala, Trivandrum in November. I would like to hear from someone who knows, about the humidity there at that time of the year.

Last year my friend was in Goa and had a very bad experience form the humidity and says she won´tcome if it will be the same. True, even if the temperature isn´t that high, it can be miserable if the humidity is high. I know that from experience but since this will be my first visit to India, it would be great if someone who knows about it, could give us an answer?
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Originally Posted by Meritites View Post We´re planning to go to Kerala, Trivandrum in November. I would like to hear from someone who knows, about the humidity there at that time of the year.

Last year my friend was in Goa and had a very bad experience form the humidity and says she won´tcome if it will be the same. True, even if the temperature isn´t that high, it can be miserable if the humidity is high. I know that from experience but since this will be my first visit to India, it would be great if someone who knows about it, could give us an answer?
You seem obsessed with humidity (two posts). As it was written above, November and December are the most pleasant months to be in Kerala (except for some locations in the mountains where it can get quite cold).

Consequently, those months are also the months where the humidity levels are the lowest. This doesn't mean that it isn't humid, and some days will be worse than others. However, most people will be able to handle the humidity in November and December. Of course, people are different; so if the word "sauna" fills you with terror you are probably less suited to a tropical climate than others. But rest assured, you will be sweating.

We will be going back to Kerala in May and will experience the final part of the summer and the monsoon. I am actually looking forward to the heat and humidity (45 degrees Celcius and 90 percent humidity).

The best way to prepare yourself for the heat and humidity is to dress appropriately, drink plenty of liquid, bring rehydration sachets for emergencies, buy an umbrella or hat, and use talcum powder after each shower.
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Obsessed with humidity, mmmm, maybe a little, I´m used to heat and a dry climate (been travelling in Egypt quite a bit).

But another question, can we expect masses of tourists at this period, plus the accompanying salesmen everwhere? Is the adaption to tourists occluding the "real" India at places like Trivandrum & Kovalam?

(another stupid question perhaps! )
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Originally Posted by Meritites View Post Obsessed with humidity, mmmm, maybe a little, I´m used to heat and a dry climate (been travelling in Egypt quite a bit).

But another question, can we expect masses of tourists at this period, plus the accompanying salesmen everwhere? Is the adaption to tourists occluding the "real" India at places like Trivandrum & Kovalam?

(another stupid question perhaps! )
Trivandrum is definitely not overrun by tourists. When we where in November 2006 for 3 days the number of tourists we saw can be counted on one hand. Kovalam, on the other hand, is roughly the same as going to a resort in southern Europe (not that I have been in such a place). It is called Costa Del Kerala for reason. In my humble opinion Kovalam is probably the worst place in Kerala (if you don't like tourists); plus they are tourists of the sun worshipping kind. Add to this that accommodation is extortionately expensive, it is full of touts, and the food is poor and..... The situation is not helped by the fact that UK travel agents have started flying charter flights direct to Trivandrum with the sole purpose of dumping tourists on Kovalam beach.

In short, I won't be going there again.

There are so many interesting places in Kerala, and going to Kovalam really would be a waste of time if your purpose is to experience Kerala. If you are a beach person Kovalam is probably fine (I am no expert on beaches).

If you are really bored you could check our blog about our trip It may give you some ideas.

I hope you will enjoy Kerala; it is a very special place.
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Trivandrum is a bit like Chennai on the tourist scale (Very much smaller on the physical scale, of course).

Yes, it has a handful of tourists sights, but mostly it is a small Indian city with people getting on with their lives.

As such, I strongly recommend a visit!

I don't know it well enough to give directions, but there is one street full of small shops including many brass and kitchen shops that I find fascinating (want to take a pair of those huge brass lamps home? This is your place for it). There is one (at least) big silk shop (where we bought my wife's wedding sari ).

Kovalam has its charms (some of them very scantily dressed ) and if you want to do touristy gift shops, or drink beer watching the sea etc etc etc then its the place for you, or maybe worth a day visit.

It is so close to Trivandrum that it is fine to stay there and visit the city as and when if you do prefer that environment, or simply want to sleep with the sound of the sea in your ears.

It must have been a very beautiful beach once .

I can understand why Pundabee isn't going back; I'm sure many people feel the same.
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Trivandrum is not a tourist city, so you can discover "real India" there. Walk around in the area near the temple or go to Chalai Bazar (all near East Fort). The road Nick talks about is MG road, quite long with lots of shops but unpleasant to cross during daytime...

Yes, Kovalam has a lot of tourists, but to spend a few days on the beach it is ok (if you go to a beach without foreigners you can only go for swimming with your clothes), you can take a bus from East Fort in Trivandrum and see whether you like it or not.

Personally I prefer Varkala, it is only 45 min by train from TRV.

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