clothing in kerela during winter?

#1 Dec 11th, 2008, 03:02
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I am from delhi.It will be our first time in kerela and we are going to kovalam-alleppy-kumarakom during last week of december with our two small kids( both under 5yrs ). kindly help me out with the clothing aspect ( should we carry along woollens for us or children). i know the weather is just pleasant all through the year but i am still confused regarding the night temp!! i guess, being a mother, iam not getting over protective.....though i have gone through the weather sites, i am still not sure about how cold it will be
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You will NOT require woollens in Kovalam, Kumarakom, Allepey or indeed in any of the coastal regions of Kerala. It is not cold at night. There is no winter as such, it is just that the humidity is less than the usual 70%++ prevalent in other seasons and the day temperatures may be around 28-32C. In the sun, it is pretty warm.

I see that you are from Delhi, believe me Delhi is freezing in winter compared to the Kerala coastal area.

Regular cotton garments will do. You can keep a light cotton shawl or wrap if you feel your kids will need it.

Munnar and highland regions will be cold at night, sunny and cool in the daytime.
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Currently the weather in Kochi is 32-33 daytime and 24 at night.
The humidity is unseasonably high at over 90% There has been several thunderstroms during the past week with plenty of rain
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There is no winter in Kerala.
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I don't think that even the highland regions will be as cold as Delhi in the winter?
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A sweater at night in Munnar / Ooty would be nice.

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Oh! Now you remind me: I was cold in Ooty in July!
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thanks you all...your replies really have assured me...i guess there is no point in making my luggage heavy by stufffing it with woollens...& that's a relief!!
delhi will certainly be freezing during christmas & new year...hope to find a pleasant temp. and memorable experience in kerela!!....thanks again!
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Nick and Hans

When I was in Ooty in Jan it was 0C at night and it was -4C in Avalanche [30km away] at night, believe me it was cold! But we loved it compared to muggy, grotty Bombay.

Surprisingly daytimes in the sun was rather warm even though the temperature was not high. I expect it is the high altitude, low latitude combination.

In Munnar in May, it was about 10C one morning when it drizzled. Presumably night temperatures in winter will be quite cold.
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Hey, we're Dutch, so when everybody in India wears blankets, we'll still be wearing poloshirts.

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I saw in the newspaper yesterday that single-figure temperatures had brought fog to Coonor!

I must have visited Periyar in December back in 1987: I remember cool mornings with dew on the grass, but pleasant, like an English summer day! I haven't been to Munnar.

How does the altitude compare, of Ooty to Periyar, Munnar?
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We went to Kerala in July couple of years ago. Cochin was warm, but even at that time of the year, Munnar was cold.

Foolishly, we didn't have any woolens and as a result were scrambling in Munnar on a rainy night to buy some.
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I'm thinking that, because July is monsoon season, it could be colder than December up in the hills?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post How does the altitude compare, of Ooty to Periyar, Munnar?
Ooty : 2240m
Munnar : 1525m
Periyar: 1200m

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hi,i am from punjab and going to kerela trip...covering munnar,thekkady alleppey.so plz tell me should i carry wollens...i am so confused regarding climate in munnar as its a hill station..i am leaving on december 2nd.so please help me before i pack my bag

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