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Best time to visit Pondicherry, India

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The best time to visit Pondicherry is October

Pondicherry can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, October is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 35℃ (96℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 23℃ (74℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Pondicherry, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Pondicherry usually falls during the months surrounding October each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Pondicherry 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

February

Most daylight

May

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Pondicherry seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Pondicherry as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry

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 Pondicherry 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.

Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry 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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DEC

Pondicherry in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in April

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in June

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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

Pondicherry in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 195mm (8") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 183mm (7") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Pondicherry in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Pondicherry is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 35℃ (94℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Pondicherry is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry, 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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