Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is situated in the tropical zone of climate. It is due to this reason that the city experiences a hot and humid weather. The city also experiences all the three major seasons of summers, winters and monsoons. However, there is very slight variation amongst all of them. This is due to its location near equator. As a result, Chennai city experiences hot climate throughout the year. During the summer months, which are between March and June, the climate is extremely hot.
April and May are the hottest months of the year, with mercury crossing 40°C mark. The scorching heat of the sun is nearly unbearable restricting you to your houses. With a contrast, the places near the sea coast remain warm and humid. The cool breeze during the night time provides respite to the residents from the high temperature. During the monsoons, which means during the months of second half of October to December, Chennai receives ample rainfall.
Monsoon arrives with the advent of the Monsoon Winds. The rain showers are a delight, as they wash away the heat of the otherwise hot climate. People are seen rejoicing in the rain, with umbrellas in their hands. Moreover, as the city is located near the sea side; it receives moderate rainfall of about 1,300 mm throughout the year. As a result, it is necessary to keep an umbrella handy, as you never know when you might need it.
The winters are very short lived in Chennai. They occur during the months of late December to February. This is the most pleasant time of the year. The average temperature of Chennai at this time is around 24°C and never falls below 20°C. Winters also receive moderate rainfall, making the weather pleasurable and comfortable to roam around.