Averages for Kerala in April

Weather lowdown

April falls within the summer season in Kerala, India, the hot season after the dry winter season and before the super-wet monsoon season. This is when the resort experiences similar weather to Calangute. In April, one of the hottest months of the year, the daily temperatu...

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  • Temperature Temperature 29°C 84°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 33°C 91°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 119 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F

Daily averages for April

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
°C 31 32 32 32 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 29 30 30 31 31 30 29 31 30 29 30 29
°F 88 90 90 90 86 86 84 84 84 84 84 88 88 88 86 86 86 86 84 86 86 88 88 86 84 88 86 84 86 84

Averages for Kerala in April

Weather lowdown

April falls within the summer season in Kerala, India, the hot season after the dry winter season and before the super-wet monsoon season. This is when the resort experiences similar weather to Calangute. In April, one of the hottest months of the year, the daily temperatures average 29°C, equal to the averages observed in March and May. At this time of year, temperatures can rise up to a sizzling average high of 33°C in the afternoon, so make sure you pack plenty of sun lotion, drink lots of water and stay out of the sun around the hottest part of the day. The evenings cool down to around 25°C after sunset, ideal for a moonlit stroll on the beach. Both the daytime highs and nighttime lows tend to remain constant throughout the month. The sea temperature reaches its annual maximum in April—the water is now 30°C warm, which is basically the temperature of a comfortable bath.

April receives much more rainfall than the previous months of the year. The total amount of 119mm is nothing like the drenching rain showers of the monsoon seasons, though. Now, there are 13 days with precipitation, significantly more than the 5 days in April or the 3 days in January and February, but still much, much fewer than the 28 days of rainfall in July. The likelihood that rainfall occurs increases in the course of the month. April 1 is the driest day with a chance of rainfall of 34%; April 30 is the wettest day with a 45% chance. As a tropical resort, Kerala has pretty much only one type of rainfall: thunderstorms. They occur on 74% of all days with rainfall. Moderate rain may occasionally happen as well, but only on 15% of the rainy days. Drizzle, light rain and heavy rain are very rare.

A day in April has 8 sunshine hours on average, which is only one hour fewer than the annual maximum of 9 in January and February. The amount of sunshine will decrease dramatically and swiftly in the following months, as the rainclouds of the monsoon season creep closer. Even in April, there is a significant increase in cloud cover. In the course of the month, cloud cover increases from 45% to 52%.

Something that does stay constant throughout the month is the length of the days. The day length ranges between 12.13 hours of daylight (April 1) and 12.28 hours of daylight (April 30).

Where to stay

Couples and families looking for accommodation in Kerala, India, should consider the Varkala Marine Palace. Just a short distance away from the Sree Janarshana Swamy Temple and Sivagiri Mutt, this resort complex offers a selection of facilities and services, including a restaurant that specialises in seafood, is set within a coconut grove and has a thatched roof. The family-run hotel has 18 well-equipped rooms. It is located right behind Papanasham Beach and in between Varkala tourist village’s north and south cliffs.

Things to do

Kodungalloor Bharani Temple Festival is one of the biggest events to take place in Kerala in April. This is when the streets come alive with women and men wielding swords and wearing bright red costumes. The legendary festival is most well-known for its oracles—men and women who run around the temple in a trance-like state. The festival lasts seven days.

Kerala Folklore Theatre & Museum is a great place for the whole family to visit. Here you will find a collection of artefacts from Kerala put together by one man over the course of 25 years. There is also a fantastic dance show with performers dressed in incredible costumes and makeup.

Hit the beach

The Varkala Marine Palace (see above) lies behind Papanasham Beach in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram district. The beach neighbours Varkala Beach and is also backed by beautiful tall coastal cliffs. The top of the cliffs offers truly breathtaking view over the Arabian Sea—watching a sunset is an absolutely must-do. The beach itself is made up of soft sands, its waters considered to be holy!

Eating and drinking out

Vivanta by Taj is a group of hotels and restaurants in Southeast Asia that also has a few eating venues in Kerala. One such venue is Caramel Restaurant, the perfect place for a quick afternoon snack to address your sugar and/or caffeine cravings. This wonderful deli serves teas and coffees, pastries and breads, cold cuts and chocolates. It is open from 11am until 11pm. Definitely try one of the signature dishes: rosemary chicken pie, classic opera or the beer sorbet.

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