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Best time to visit Varkala, India

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The best time to visit Varkala is March

Varkala is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, March is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The very hottest temperatures in Varkala get to around 35℃ (96℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 22℃ (72℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Varkala when the days are longest, you should visit in January. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Varkala in October – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Varkala below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

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Varkala seasons

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

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 Varkala 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.

Varkala 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 Varkala 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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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Varkala in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 19 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 17 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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

Varkala in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Varkala in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Varkala is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Varkala 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 Varkala 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 Varkala, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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