1 Minimum Temperature: 25 ° C (Summer), 20° C (Winter)
2 Maximum Temperature:  37° C (Summer), 32° C (Winter)
3 Best Time to Visit : October to March

Chennai is situated on the south east coast of India and lies in the tropical zone of climate. As a result, it mostly experiences hot and humid weather. However, it receives ample rainfall and therefore has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The best time to visit Chennai/Madras city is from November to February.

Summer season : The temperature in summer may rise to a maximum of 37 °C. Temperatures generally remain between 25 °C to 37 °C .

Monsoon or Rainy season : Chennai receives very little rainfall during the monsoons. However, higher levels of humidity and water scarcity make the monsoons a poor choice for a trip.

Winter season : During winter the temperature is around 20°c to 32c in the day time and drops to around 22°c in the night.

What to wear : Due to its proximity to the sea, the climate of the city remains hot and humid. As summers of the city are warm so cotton clothing are ideal, winters are not much cold, light woollen clothes are enough.


Chennai average temperature & rainfall chart (Month wise)
  City Month Max Temp Min Temp Mean Rainfall mm
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai January 18.8 20.4 35.3
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai February 30.5 21.1 13
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai March 32.6 23 14.5
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai April 34.7 25.8 15.9
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai May 37.4 27.6 42.4
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai June 37.3 27.4 53.9
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai July 35.3 26.1 99.6
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai August 34.5 25.5 129.9
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai September 33.9 25.2 123.5
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai October 31.8 24.2 284.6
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai November 29.4 22.6 353
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Chennai December 28.4 21.2 146.3