What's the Weather Like in Kerala in July
After the drenching month that was June, July isn't much better when it comes to total rainfall. The total rainfall is 239mm and there are an incredible 28 days with precipitation this month. July is without question one of the wettest months of the year and you can expect a rain shower pretty much every single day. The chance that rainfall occurs ranges between 80% and 89% this month.
The most common type of rainfall is moderate rain, which happens on 49% of the days with rainfall. Light rain occurs as well, on 24% of those days. Other types of precipitation that occur are thunderstorms, drizzle and heavy rain, respectively occurring on 12%, 10% and 6% of the rainy days. Luckily, rain falls generally in the afternoon. The mornings and evenings tend to be relatively dry.
Cloud cover is at its maximum in July and ranges between 81% and 85% throughout the month. July 12 is historically the cloudiest day of the whole year.
With such a high percentage of cloud cover, it comes as no surprise that July isn't a particularly sunny month. A typical day in July has 5 sunshine hours on average, which is the annual minimum.
Although it rains a lot and there's not much sunshine, July is still a warm month by all accounts. The average temperature is 27°C temperature that is recorded from June all the way through December. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to an average high of 30°C that may feel warmer than it is due to the high humidity. In the evening, it drops to a still warm average low of 24°C, an absolutely perfect temperature for an evening stroll along the beach. Both the average highs and lows stay basically constant throughout the month.
The temperature of the sea is still quite high as well, averaging 27°C this month. This is actually as "cold" as the sea water in Kerala ever gets, a temperature that will also be recorded in August and September.
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Hotels for Kerala in July
Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House
Set in the heart of a 7-acre private peppercorn and cardamom plantation, the luxurious Aanavilasam Luxury Plantation House couldn't be named more appropriately. This is an exquisite place for a plantation stay in Kerala, a place that focuses on comfort and authenticity. It is a wonderful option for couples, families and even individuals who are looking for a get-away-from-it-all retreat in the countryside. There are two luxury suites and two luxury pool villas, all offering great views of the estate. Nearby places of interest are the Periyar Tiger Reserve and a small welcoming village showcasing typical Kerala-style houses.
Beaches for July for Kerala
Ten-kilometre-long Cherai Beach makes for the perfect day trip if you're staying in Kochi. This beautiful sandy beach is located on Vypeen Island and is reached by ferry and a bus or rickshaw ride across rice paddies and through villages. The beach itself is backed by rice paddies and coconut groves, while in the water Chinese fishing nets float. This is definitely a worthy day trip!
Restaurants and Bars for Kerala in July
The Garam Masala
The Garam Masala in Kochi is a strongly recommended restaurant for anyone who enjoys herbs and spices in their food. Serving dishes that feature perfectly balanced spices and aromas in a warm and welcoming setting, this restaurant aims to recreate the incredibly flavourful and typical Indian dishes that were served during and before colonial times. Dishes come with various sauces, breads and other ingredientsating them is an experience in itself. This is without question one of the restaurants in Kochi that you must visit when staying there.
Things to Do in Kerala in July
The Guruvayur Temple is one of the most popular sites to visit in Kerala. The temple itself is very peaceful and is best visited out of season in order to avoid large queuesuly being a perfect time of year to do this. The best ceremony to see is the Vakacharthu which takes place around 4am. Surrounding the temple you'll find a number of shops that are great for picking up a souvenir or some gifts for friends and family back home.
Wonderla Amusement Park
Wonderla Amusement Park is a must-visit if you're holidaying with little ones. This family-friendly theme park features a great selection of attractions and rides, with something for all tastes and ages. As well as rides, slides and games, there are also many cafés and restaurants where you can stop for lunch or a beverage.
If you're in the mood for even more water fun, hiring a boat and sailing around beautiful Vembanad Lake is a must during your stay in Kerala. This lake is packed with wildlife, making it a great day out for children. If you don't want to rent a boat, you can relax on the side of the lake and watch the world go by. Arrive early in the evening to be treated to one of the most beautiful sunsets in Kerala.