Averages for Kerala in May

Weather lowdown

The temperatures decrease slightly and the volume of rainfall increases in Kerala, India, in May, when the monsoon season is just around the corner. It’s still incredibly hot, though, with an average daily temperature of 29°C, the sam...

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Averages for Kerala in May

  Temperature 29°C


Low Temperature 25°C


  High Temperature 32°C


  Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 18 %
  Rainfall 216mm
  Rainfall days 17 days
  Chance of Rain 28 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 12 %
  Sea Temperature 30°C


Daily averages for May

Daily averages for May

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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 31
°C 30 30 31 30 30 30 28 27 29 30 31 30 30 30 30 29 29 29 30 30 29 30 30 29 28 30 28 27 29 29 28
°F 86 86 88 86 86 86 82 81 84 86 88 86 86 86 86 84 84 84 86 86 84 86 86 84 82 86 82 81 84 84 82

Averages for Kerala in May

Weather lowdown

The temperatures decrease slightly and the volume of rainfall increases in Kerala, India, in May, when the monsoon season is just around the corner. It’s still incredibly hot, though, with an average daily temperature of 29°C, the same as it was in April. In the afternoon, the mercury rises to an average high of 32°C, while in the evenings, it drops to an average low of 25°C, ideal for enjoying some pleasant evening strolls. Those average highs and lows decrease slightly in the course of the month. The sea temperature still remains as high as ever throughout the month and averages 30°C.

Kerala is located near the equator and this is why the length of the days remains basically constant throughout the year. In May as well, the day lengths don’t vary much. May 1 is the shortest day with 12.28 daylights hours; May 31 is the longest with 12.40 hours of daylight.

Just as in April, cloud cover increases gradually in the course of the month. The percentage of cloud cover rises from 52% in the beginning of the month to 70% at the end, quite a big increase.

This very noticeable increase in cloud cover is also responsible for much more rainfall. The total amount of rainfall has almost doubled compared with the previous month and now reaches 216mm, spread out over 17 days with precipitation. This makes May the fourth wettest month of the year in terms of total rainfall—after June, July and October. The probability that it will rain increases in the course of the month, from 46% on May 1 to 67% on May 31. Thunderstorms are the most common type of precipitation, occurring on 50% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain comes in second, observed on 27% of the rainy days. Light rain, drizzle and heavy rain may happen as well, but aren’t as likely.

Not only rainfall is the result of more cloud cover; less sunshine is as well. A day in May has 7 hours of sunshine on average. This still means, however, that more than half of an average day is sunny in Kerala—not bad for a tropical destination right before the monsoon season.

Where to stay

Asokam Beach Resort is perfect for anyone looking for comfortable accommodation in Kerala, India. Boasting a beachfront location, this resort offers a calm relaxing atmosphere with a wealth of facilities, including an international restaurant, a party area, Wi-Fi access, satellite TVs and a spa. Getting there and back again can be done with the airport and railroad station transfer service. Activities at the resort are as varied as they are plentiful, ranging from beach games and spa treatments to romantic dinners and sunbathing on the beach.

Things to do

Elephants are highly regarded in India, so much so that they get their own processions and parades. The Thrissur Pooram Festival features an elephant pageant and is a wonderful celebration in which you can find out all about Indian culture whilst watching the gentle giants walk through the streets. These pageants are a must-see if you are holidaying with little ones. It is held in Thrissur City, which is regarded as the cultural capital of Kerala.

A trip along the Kerala Backwaters is a great excursion suitable for the whole family to enjoy. With The Alleppey Backwater Tour Company, you can sail along in a houseboat for a truly unforgettable experience. Unlike the rice and spice barges commonly seen on the backwaters hundreds of years ago, today the houseboats have all the creature comforts of hotel rooms, including furnished bedrooms, modern bathrooms, stylish kitchens and cosy living rooms.

The Tea Gardens in Munnar are one of the most popular attractions in Kerala. Here you can take part in a walking tour around the gardens before sitting back and enjoying a refreshing cup of green tea produced in the very fields you just visited.

Hit the beach

Located not too far from the Alleppey district, Marari Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in Kerala. After exploring the backwaters in the area, a stroll along this quiet and totally undeveloped beach is definitely worthwhile. It is backed by coconut trees, making it an undeniably tropical beach. If you’re looking for serenity and peace, there is hardly a better beach in Kerala than this one.

Eating and drinking out

The Fifth Element is a classy restaurant in the Vivanta by Taj – Trivandrum. This charming place serves food from both East and West and is characterised by its modern furniture, colourful design and artsy dishes. Opened 24 hours, this smart casual restaurant is a place where you can go for a 1am coffee or a 7am pizza. Also make sure to try their signature dishes, such as Alleppey prawn curry, mutton ullathiyathu, karimeen pollicathu, lamb kheema and baked yogurt.

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