Trichy (Tiruchirapalli) is the geographical centre of Tamil Nadu of south India. Located in Deccan Plateau at an altitude of 85 meters above sea level, Trichy is a year round destination. Seasonal variations do not bring any major sinks in temperature in this historic and cultural city of the south.
Trichy experiences a sub tropical climate. The weather in Trichy can be broadly classified in to summer, winter and monsoon. Trichy has hot summer and cool winter where average annual day – time temperature ranges in between 25 – 37º Celsius. The climate at which Trichy is at its best is during October – March.
The summer in Trichy – March to July – usually records an average maximum of 40º Celsius and a minimum of 36º Celsius. High humidity can scorch up the heat further. Occasional showers help to keep the temperature in check. Summer nights are relatively cooler due to cool breeze. Summer is a lean tourist season in Trichy.
The monsoon months in Trichy are from August to late October. North East monsoon in Trichy is during November – December. Trichy receives average rainfalls of around 120 cm during monsoon. The climate in Trichy remains humid during August – November with an average maximum temperature of 37º Celsius and a minimum of 32º Celsius.
The winter season in Trichy is between November and February when the maximum temperature is around 29º Celsius the minimum at about 20º Celsius. Days are pleasantly cool and the nights are cold in Trichy during winter. November to December is also when Trichy receives intermittent rain falls from the North – East monsoon.
November to February is the most suitable time to visit Trichy. Trichy also attracts substantial tourists during October and March.