Yaracuy is a lesser-known hill station situated in Salem District of Tamilnadu of south India. Yercaud is situated at an altitude of 1,500 meters on the Servarayan Hills of Eastern Ghats.
Yercaud enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. The weather of Yercaud consists of three distinctive divisions such as summer, monsoon and winter. The average maximum temperature that has been recorded in Yercaud is 28°C and the average minimum is 15°C.
Summer in Yercaud begins from March and it lasts in June. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during day time in summer in Yercaud is 30°C. Scanty rains can increase the humidity and temperature during June. Summer nights are relatively colder because of cool winds. The minimum temperature that has been recorded during summer nights is 15°C.
July to September is the time for monsoon in Yercaud. Monsoon season in Yercaud is characterized by heavy rains and strong winds. Yercaud receives an average rainfall of 279mm during monsoon. The atmospheric temperature comes down during monsoon with a maximum of 20°C and a minimum of 14°C during rainy days. There will be a rise in humidity during monsoon in Yercaud. Hence sunny days are hot with a minimum temperature of 19°C and a maximum temperature of 25°C with a feel of 27°C.
Winter in Yercaud begins in November and it extends through February. Winter season in Yercaud tends to be very cold and misty. January is the coldest month in Yercaud. The atmospheric temperature during winter comes down to touch a minimum of 10°C during nights. Winter days are warm with a maximum temperature of 25°C. Cool winds increase the intensity of winter.
The most suitable time to visit Yercaud is from October to June.