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Kerala is blessed with a pleasant and equable climate throughout the year. This is the because of the presence of the Western Ghats on the east and the large coastline on the west side. The climatic condition in Kerala is diverse  with its distinct geographical features and it can be divided mainly  into 4 seasons - Winter, Summer and Monsoon.

Winter season:
Winter season in Kerala starts from the end of November and it last till the middle of February. During this season temperature is comparatively low and at Highland region the temperature often fall below 10°C. This season witnesses the lowest rate of rainfall in Kerala.

Summer season:
Summer season starts from end of February and it continues mostly till the end of May in Kerala. During this time Kerala witness a soar in the temperature and it may high over to 40 °C. The Western Ghats on the east prevent the dry winds blowing from the northern part of India from entering Kerala and results in a calm climate during summer also. High rain in the evenings with lightning and thunder are the specialty of this season.

Monsoon season:
During Monsoon season the weather is mild and heavy rains and dark clouds cover the sun. The Monsoon season also can be divided into South-West Monsoon and North-East Monsoon. Almost 85% of the rains received in Kerala is contributed by the monsoons.



South-West Monsoon is called as Edavappathi in Malayalam, as the rains starts by the middle of the Malayalam month Edavam. Southwest monsoon is the main rainy season in Kerala. This season begins by early June with the outset of the southwest monsoon winds. The next few months follow continuous rains and lasts till the end of September.

North-East Monsoon is Thulavarsham in Malayalam - as it rains during the Malayalam month of Thulam.  North-East Monsoon are in the months of October and November and sometimes it may lasts till December. Heavy afternoon rains accompanied by thunder and lightning is the main characteristic of this monsoon season. North-East Monsoon also known as the Retreating Monsoon or the Reverse monsoons.

Tourist Seasons:
The mind-blowing beauty and the sensational climate of Kerala throughout the year attract a number of tourists each year. Winter and summer (November to May) are the peak tourist seasons. Currently Kerala is promoting Monsoon Tourism and is getting popularity among people who looks for feel of the bracing scent of the wet soil and revitalizing the body, mind and soul.

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