Map of Kolkata in India

Kolkata Climate

Kolkata is not a capital city. It resides in India in Asia.

Best time to visit Kolkata

The best time to visit Kolkata will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November and December. However, there are other good times to visit Kolkata, but it will be little hotter (for Kolkata this is between 30°C / 86.0°F and 40°C / 104.0°F on average). These are during months April, May and June.


The hottest time of year in Kolkata is in May when it is 31.2°C / 88.2°F on average. However, going by the maximum temperatures, the hottest month is April at 36.3°C / 97.3°F. On the other hand, the coldest time of year in Kolkata is in January when it is 20.25°C / 68.5°F on average, but could get down to 13.9°C / 68.5°F minimum.

  • Freezing months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F and below)
  • Cold months: 0 (0°C / 32.0°F to 10°C / 50.0°F)
  • Cool months: 0 (10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F)
  • Warm months: 9 (20°C / 68.0°F to 30°C / 86.0°F)
  • Hot months: 3 (30°C / 86.0°F to 40°C / 104.0°F)
  • Boiling months: 0 (40°C / 104.0°F and above)

Kolkata Climate Chart

Below are the climate charts for Kolkata which resides in India.

Temperature tables

The first table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Celsius. The cells that are BLUE show the coldest months and the cells that are PINK show the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °C20.2523.327.8530.731.230.329.1529.052927.9524.3520.65
Max Temperature in °C26.629.73436.33634.132.23232.231.929.827
Min Temperature in °C13.916.921.725.126.426.526.126.125.82418.914.3

This second table is for the average temperatures across the year in degrees Fahrenheit. Cells in BLUE are the coldest months and cells in PINK are the hottest months.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature in °F68.573.982.187.388.286.584.584.384.282.375.869.2
Max Temperature in °F79.985.593.297.396.893.490.089.690.089.485.680.6
Min Temperature in °F57.062.471.177.279.579.779.079.078.475.266.057.7

Rainfall figures

This table is for the amount of rainfall (both in millimetres and inches) and number of rainy days in Kolkata throughout the year.

Month:JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Total rainfall in MM16.822.932.847.7101.7259.9331.8328.8295.9151.317.27.4
Total rainfall in Inches0.70.91.31.94.010.213.113.011.76.00.70.3
Total number of rainy days0.91.52.335.912.316.817.213.47.41.10.4
Chances of rain2.9%5.4%7.4%10.0%19.0%41.0%54.2%55.5%44.7%23.9%3.7%1.3%

Kolkata Climate Graph

Below is the climate graph for Kolkata in India. It shows both the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Celsius and also the average total rainfall in millimetres.

Kolkata Climate Graph with temperatures in °C and rainfall in millimetres

Below is the climate graph for Kolkata in India with the average temperatures throughout the year in degrees Fahrenheit and also the average total rainfall in inches.

Kolkata Climate Graph with temperatures in °F and rainfall in inches