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Chennai, Tamil Nadu Climate & Temperature

  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India is at 13°0'N, 80°11'E, 16 m (51 ft). See map.
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate with a pronounced dry season in the high-sun months, no cold season, wet season is in the low-sun months (Köppen-Geiger classification: As).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Chennai, Tamil Nadu is situated in or near the tropical dry forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 28.8 degrees Celsius (83.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.3 °C (14.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Chennai, Tamil Nadu Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1541 mm (60.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1541 Litres/m² (37.8 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2716 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Chennai, Tamil Nadu you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 29 (84) 31 (87) 33 (92) 36 (96) 38 (100) 37 (99) 35 (96) 35 (94) 34 (93) 32 (89) 30 (85) 28 (83) 33 (92)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 25 (76) 26 (79) 28 (83) 31 (88) 33 (91) 32 (90) 31 (87) 30 (86) 30 (85) 28 (83) 26 (79) 25 (77) 29 (84)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (69) 22 (71) 24 (74) 26 (79) 28 (82) 27 (81) 26 (79) 26 (78) 25 (78) 24 (76) 23 (73) 22 (71) 24 (76)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 27 (1) 34 (1) 4 (0) 12 (0) 39 (2) 71 (3) 121 (5) 138 (5) 161 (6) 373 (15) 409 (16) 152 (6) 1541 (61)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 3 (10) 1 (4) 1 (3) 2 (7) 3 (10) 9 (30) 14 (45) 15 (48) 11 (37) 14 (45) 11 (37) 7 (23) 91 (25)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 8h 36' 9h 31' 9h 48' 9h 12' 8h 23' 6h 30' 4h 48' 5h 17' 6h 12' 6h 32' 6h 54' 7h 36' 7h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 26' 11h 41' 12h 02' 12h 24' 12h 42' 12h 52' 12h 48' 12h 32' 12h 11' 11h 48' 11h 30' 11h 21' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 76 (24) 82 (18) 82 (18) 75 (25) 67 (33) 51 (49) 38 (62) 43 (57) 51 (49) 56 (44) 61 (39) 68 (32) 62 (38)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 57 66.2 77.1 88.8 82.8 79.6 82.4 88.8 77.6 66 56.9 53.6 72.9

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