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Best time to visit Kochi, Japan

Our verdict

The best time to visit Kochi is March

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

In summer, the temperature in Kochi can rise as high as 31℃ (87℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -2℃ (29℉) around January.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Kochi, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in Kochi falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Kochi 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

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

Kochi seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Kochi

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 Kochi 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.

Kochi 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 Kochi 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

Kochi in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kochi in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kochi in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Kochi in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kochi in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 139mm (5") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Kochi in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 163mm (6") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Kochi in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 192mm (8") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Kochi in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kochi in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Kochi in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 234mm (9") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Kochi in November

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Kochi in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kochi in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kochi is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (84℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kochi 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 Kochi 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 Kochi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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