What is the best time to visit Velankanni?

Though the place has a tropical climate, many wish to visit Velankanni during the winter season, specifically from October to March, due to the calm and cold atmosphere that greets the place. April to May being the hottest time in Velankanni as the rest of Tamil nadu, it's less visited during the summer. The scanty rains during monsooons also worsens the situation by inducing humidity. Hence, the winter from November to February is the ideal time to visit Velankanni. 

Weather in Velankanni

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Monthly Weather in Velankanni

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 22 31
February 21 33
March 25 36
April 28 40
May 28 39
June 27 38
July 26 36
August 27 37
September 26 36
October 25 35
November 24 32
December 22 31

Velankanni in Winter (October - March)

The winter months of November to February are the best times to visit the town of Velankanni. This is because the weather during these months has a mild undertone and makes for pleasant days and considerably colder nights. This weather is due to the moderate temperatures of 21 degree Celsius to 29 degree Celsius. The month of January makes for the coldest of these months and receives a steady stream of tourists. The winter season is also prey to tidal waves that may turn to tsunamis on some occasions and thus, visitors should take some caution when visiting the beach.
Church of Our Lady Velankanni
Church of Our Lady Velankanni
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Velankanni in Monsoon (July - September)

Velankanni is greeted by an onslaught of southwest and northeast monsoon winds during the months of July to September. he temperatures range between 24 to 29 degrees Celsius. Due to this the monsoon months in Velankanni are often categorised with heavy rains and occasional thunderstorms. These thunderstorms may even turn into minor cyclones at certain points of the season, which makes it slightly risky to travel to the town during monsoons. Velankanni receives an average of 1000mm of rainfall during the entire year and is high on humidity during these months. The entire town is covered with grey, dense clouds as well, which covers Velankanni with an odd mystical presence. Velankanni was the worst hit by Tsunami in 2004. 
Velankanni church
Velankanni Church
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Velankanni in Summer (March - June)

Summers in Velankanni is just as hot and humid as the other towns of Tamil nadu. The temperatures during the months of March to June ranges between 30 to 36 degrees celsius which is the maximum temperature the town receives. Velankanni may also be visited by scanty rains during this season, though these rains do not put a damper on any planned activities or sightseeing. This is owing to the fact that Velankanni is a coastal town and maintains a moderate temperature throughout the year. 
Velankanni Church
Velankanni Church
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Events in Velankanni

Velankanni Church Feast

29th August- 8th September

Built in the 16th century, Velankanni is the site of one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimages in the country. On 8th September, the fest concludes with a holy mass, The Feast of the Nativity of Mary. Throughout the year 20 million devotees visit the church, out of which 3 million of them are during these 11 days alone.

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