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Best time to visit Madurai, India

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The best time to visit Madurai is November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, November is the best time to go to Madurai.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 40℃ (103℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 19℃ (67℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Madurai are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Madurai falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Madurai below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

May

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Madurai seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Madurai as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Madurai is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Madurai

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Madurai for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Madurai climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Madurai for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
DEC

Madurai in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Madurai in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Madurai in March

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in March, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in April

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in May

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in June

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Madurai in September

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (3") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Madurai in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Madurai in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Madurai in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madurai in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Madurai is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 38℃ (100℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Madurai is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Madurai is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Madurai, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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