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Kerala Weather in May, India


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Kerala Averages May

  • 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

    7 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

    17 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


    216 mm

Kerala Daily Averages May

May, 2024

1 Avg 29º 84º
2 Avg 30º 86º
3 Avg 31º 88º
4 Avg 30º 86º
5 Avg 30º 86º
6 Avg 30º 86º
7 Avg 27º 81º
8 Avg 26º 79º
9 Avg 29º 84º
10 Avg 29º 84º
11 Avg 31º 88º
12 Avg 30º 86º
13 Avg 29º 84º
14 Avg 29º 84º
15 Avg 29º 84º
16 Avg 29º 84º
17 Avg 29º 84º
18 Avg 29º 84º
19 Avg 30º 86º
20 Avg 29º 84º
21 Avg 29º 84º
22 Avg 30º 86º
23 Avg 30º 86º
24 Avg 28º 82º
25 Avg 28º 82º
26 Avg 29º 84º
27 Avg 28º 82º
28 Avg 27º 81º
29 Avg 28º 82º
30 Avg 28º 82º
31 Avg 28º 82º
Avg Historical Daily Average

What's the Weather Like in Kerala in May


The temperatures decrease slightly and the volume of rainfall increases in KeralaIndia, 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.

Sea Temperature

The sea temperature still remains as high as ever throughout the month and averages 30°C.

Daylight Hours

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 rainfallfter JuneJuly 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 Keralaot bad for a tropical destination right before the monsoon season.

If you're looking for a weather forecast for Kerala, you are advised to visit this page.

Hotels for Kerala in May

Asokam Beach Resort

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.

Beaches for May for Kerala

Marari 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.

Restaurants and Bars for Kerala in May

The Fifth Element

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.

Things to Do in Kerala in May

Thrissur Pooram Festival

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.

The Alleppey Backwater Tour Company

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.

Tea Gardens in Munnar

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.