Located in the Nilgiris at an altitude of 2268 metres, Ooty is a year round destination. Seasonal variations in temperature are not extreme and each season brings out the best of this popular hill station of the south.
The weather in Ooty is salubrious with pleasant summers and cool winters. There is very little variation in day-time temperature throughout the year. The best season to visit Ooty is from March to June and November to February.
The summer in Ooty - April to June - usually records a maximum of 25º Celsius and a minimum of 10º Celsius. There are also occasional showers which keep the temperature in check. This is also the peak season when hotel prices are at their highest and accommodation in short supply.
The monsoon months in Ooty are from July to September, with an average rainfall of around 121 cm. This is a lean season and ideal for those tourists looking for bargains. This is also when Ooty is least crowded and the town and the surroundings are at its greenest.
The winter season in Ooty is between October and February when the maximum temperature is around 21º Celsius the minimum at about 5º Celsius. The days can be cool, the nights cold and woollens are a must when visiting Ooty in winters. October to December is also when Ooty receives occasional showers from the north-east monsoons.