Climate & Rainfall

The climate of the district shares the wider climatic pattern of the other West Coast districts of India. It is characterized by excessive humidity(78%) during the greater part of the year.

There are four seasons viz.,

  1. Four wet months of June, July, August and September, when the district encounters strong winds, high humidity, heavy showers and a slight fall in temperature.
  2. Two warm and damp months of October and November when south west monsoon is retreating.
  3. Three cool months of December, January and February when generally dry conditions prevail and
  4. Three hot months of March, April and May which is the period of rising temperature. Climate in the district is generally equable. However, it is colder in the interior than in the coast