Kolkata Climate & Weather

Kolkata Current Weather

clear-day

Humid throughout the day.

Min

27°C

Max

42°C

Best Season / Best Time to Visit Kolkata

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Year Weather Chart

May

clear-day

Min

26 °C

Max

34 °C

Jun

partly-cloudy-day

Min

27 °C

Max

34 °C

Jul

rain

Min

26 °C

Max

31 °C

Aug

rain

Min

25 °C

Max

31 °C

Sep

partly-cloudy-night

Min

25 °C

Max

32 °C

Oct

partly-cloudy-day

Min

22 °C

Max

32 °C

Nov

clear-day

Min

19 °C

Max

31 °C

Dec

clear-day

Min

14 °C

Max

26 °C

Jan

clear-day

Min

13 °C

Max

27 °C

Feb

rain

Min

17 °C

Max

30 °C

Mar

partly-cloudy-night

Min

21 °C

Max

33 °C

Apr

wind

Min

25 °C

Max

37 °C

Best Season / Best Time to Visit Kolkata

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Being close to the Bay of Bengal, the weather in Kolkata is greatly influenced by the sea. The city experiences a sub-tropical climate and remains warm and humid most of the year. Being near the sea, the Kolkata climate remains almost uniform all year round, although the city experiences the three main seasons of summer, monsoon, and winter.

Summer in Kolkata is hot and during this time the temperature can reach a maximum of 41° Celsius. March to June is considered as the summer months in Kolkata and May is often the hottest month. The average summer temperature here is between 24 to 38° Celsius. The city experiences high humidity during summer and the south-western monsoon winds blow during this season. Kolkata also receives certain amount of rainfall during the summer which increases the humidity, and the rains are often accompanied by dusty winds and thunderstorms.

Monsoon in Kolkata arrives around June and continues till the end of September. The southwest monsoons winds greatly impacts Kolkata and the city receives ample rains during the monsoon months. August usually receives the highest rainfall and the average annual rainfall that the city gets is around 1582 mm. The humidity also increases substantially during Monsoon time.  

Winter in Kolkata is short. This is however the most comfortable season here and continues from December to February. During this time the temperature remains within 12° Celsius to 25° Celsius and is characterized by foggy mornings and chilly nights. The days are however quite bright and sunny with little rainfall, causing the humidity to reduce and the weather to remain warm and pleasant.

The best season to visit Kolkata is between October and March. During this time, the weather remains pleasant with comfortable temperatures. So visitors can roam around and explore the city while enjoying the festive atmosphere which prevails during this time.

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Kolkata Photos in May

Howrah Bridge,Kolkata

Photo by

Shami Kiran

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Howrah Bridge,Kolkata

Photo by

Shami Kiran

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Kolkata Photos in June

Princep Ghat,Kolkata

Photo by

Anuptraveller

Princep Ghat, Kolkata
Park Street,Kolkata

Photo by

Skaziz

Park Street, Kolkata

Kolkata Photos in July

Science City,Kolkata

Photo by

Ayyub Mohd

Science City, Kolkata
Howrah Bridge,Kolkata

Photo by

Shinto K Anto

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Kolkata Photos in August

Howrah Bridge,Kolkata

Photo by

Shami Kiran

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Howrah Bridge,Kolkata

Photo by

Shami Kiran

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

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