Bangalore Climate & Weather

Bangalore Climate and Weather

Bangalore's cool climate is one of the city's chief attractions, especially to sunburnt travellers arriving from the coastal areas of Karnataka or Goa, and is sure to be one of the reasons it has been declared India's most liveable city. The city's altitude of 900 metres (2,953ft) above sea level brings milder daily temperatures than the coastal areas. Overall, the climate of the city can be described as a tropical savanna climate. The summer months of March to May are hot and dry, while June to September is the monsoon season, which is also hot and brings heavy rains that account for most of the rainfall in the city. December and January, the peak winter months, are typically cool and dry. In winter, the mornings are often misty but you can still expect plenty of sunshine. April is the hottest month of the year with an average high of 82°F (28°C), and January is the coldest with average temperature between 46°F (7°C) and 59°F (15°C).

Although it is advisable not to visit Bangalore during the monsoon season, the city is far more pleasant in the summer than most of India. Winter is still the best time to visit Bangalore though, and any time between October and February is great.

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