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Kerala Weather in January, India

Kerala Averages January


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    9 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    3 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    21 mm

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Kerala Daily Averages January


January 2024
1 Avg 24º 75º
2 Avg 25º 77º
3 Avg 26º 79º
4 Avg 26º 79º
5 Avg 26º 79º
6 Avg 25º 77º
7 Avg 26º 79º
8 Avg 27º 81º
9 Avg 27º 81º
10 Avg 27º 81º
11 Avg 26º 79º
12 Avg 26º 79º
13 Avg 26º 79º
14 Avg 27º 81º
15 Avg 27º 81º
16 Avg 28º 82º
17 Avg 27º 81º
18 Avg 27º 81º
19 Avg 28º 82º
20 Avg 27º 81º
21 Avg 28º 82º
22 Avg 27º 81º
23 Avg 27º 81º
24 Avg 26º 79º
25 Avg 27º 81º
26 Avg 27º 81º
27 Avg 25º 77º
28 Avg 27º 81º
29 Avg 26º 79º
30 Avg 26º 79º
31 Avg 27º 81º
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January Weather Averages

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What's the Weather Like in Kerala in January

Located on the south west coast of IndiaKerala is only a short distance away from the equator and therefore enjoys a tropical climate. Temperatures remain very similar throughout the year, ranging between the high 20s and low 30s. The monsoon season falls between May and October, when the resort experiences very warm weather with bouts of torrential rain.


January falls in the winter season, which is the driest time of the year. In fact, January is the driest month of the entire year with a total amount of rainfall no higher than 21mm. Throughout the month there are only 3 days with rainfall. Only February comes close in terms of lack of precipitation. January 5 is historically the driest day of the year, with a chance of rainfall of merely 2%. By the end of the month, that chance rises to 6%, still very low.

There are three main types of precipitation in Kerala in January. Thunderstorms are by far the most common type, occurring on 66% of the days with rainfall. Drizzle and moderate rain happen as well, respectively on 19% and 15% of the rainy days.


Temperatures don't change much throughout the year and January's temperatures are about the annual average. The average daily temperature is 28°C, the same as in February. At the hottest point of the day, the temperature can rise up to 32°C. Temperatures this high can be dangerous if you're unprepared, so make sure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Evenings cool down to a pleasant 23°C after sunset. Both the high and low temperatures rise a tiny bit in the course of the month.

Sea Temperature

The sea temperature is also pretty much constant all-year round and in January it averages a bath-like 28°C.

Daylight Hours

Because of Kerala's location near the equator, there is very little variation in the length of the days throughout the year. In January, the day length remains virtually constant, ranging between 11.32 hours of daylight in the beginning of the month and 11.41 daylight hours toward the end.


This is driest season and also the clearest. Cloud cover in January doesn't exceed 31%, making it the second clearest month of the year, after February. December comes in third. A typical day in January is clear or mostly clear 40% of the time and overcast only 7% of the time.

Sunshine Hours

The clearness of the skies makes January one of the sunniest months. There are 9 hours of sunshine per day on average, which is as sunny as ever gets in Kerala.

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Hotels for Kerala in January

Kaiya House

Families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Kerala, India should take a look at the Kaiya House. This hotel features stylish rooms, traditional Kerala breakfasts and Wi-Fi access, as well as mosquito nets on all doors and windows, which is extremely welcome in a tropical resort like Kerala. Other fun facilities are a rooftop terrace and a back balcony. A welcoming and down-to-earth boutique hotel, Kaiya House is a perfect place to stay if you're after a relaxing holiday.

Beaches for January for Kerala

Allapuzha Beach

The district of Allapuzha is well-known for its water-related activities. It is famous in and around Kerala for its marine products, backwaters, boat races and, of course, beaches. Allapuzha Beach is a very popular place to picnic among locals and tourists alike. Things to do include simply sunbathing, going on houseboat cruises and visiting the 137-year-old pier or lighthouse.

Restaurants and Bars for Kerala in January

Kottavathil Restaurant

Kottavathil Restaurant is a top-rated restaurant in Kerala; a place with a fifteen-year history of perfect customer service and delicious cuisine. Its menu changes every six to eight weeks, depending on the ingredients that are available. They use seasonal ingredients of high quality, many of which are organic and grown locally. Kottavathil Restaurant is a part of a complex that also offers luxury accommodations.

Things to Do in Kerala in January

Adoor Gajamela Elephant Pageant

The Adoor Gajamela elephant pageant is one of the best events that take place in Kerala in January. Held in the Pathanamthitta district, this pageant is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Indian culture whilst enjoying the views of giant elephants wearing colourful jewellery and other beautiful attire. This hugely popular event is attended by hundreds of people.

Tea Gardens in Munnar

A trip to Kerala isn't complete without a visit to the Tea Gardens in Munnar. These gardens stretch on for miles and look just like a green carpet. After joining a tour and walking around the gardens, you can enjoy a refreshing cup of green tea that has been produced in the fields. This picturesque place in the hills used to be a favorite retreat among the British and still reminds visitors of this colonial past. This is also a wonderful place to stay for a couple of daysccommodation is available in cozy luxurious rooms.

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