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Mayiladuthurai Weather

Mayiladuthurai being a temple town, involves a lot of outdoor activity. Summer would be the most unfavorable season to visit when humidity and heat mingle. Winter season is the best season to visit Mayiladuthurai given that the season has pleasant temperatures and the best combination of sunshine and shade. Since most devotees visit temples barefooted, the cooler temperatures during winter are favorable.

Live Weather Forecast
Mayiladuthurai,Tamil Nadu 33 ℃ Light rain shower
Wind: 6 from the S Humidity: 60% Pressure: 1010 mb Cloud Cover: 53%
5 Days weather forecast
Day Outlook Max Min
Saturday 22 Oct 36 ℃96 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Sunday 23 Oct 34 ℃93 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Monday 24 Oct 35 ℃96 ℉ 24 ℃ 76 ℉
Tuesday 25 Oct 36 ℃97 ℉ 25 ℃ 77 ℉
Wednesday 26 Oct 37 ℃98 ℉ 24 ℃ 75 ℉

Summer in Mayiladuthurai, as in the rest of Tamil Nadu, is hot and sticky. Summer months range between March and May. The temperatures usually hover between 43 degrees centigrade and 25 degrees. While the nights are relatively cool, the days especially middays are unendurably hot. The peak summer months of April and May are definitely months that should be avoided.  


Monsoon season is a welcome change from the sweltering heat of summer. The monsoon season in Mayiladuthurai lasts between June and September, with intermittent showers that are not a total deterrent. The ancient stone temples in Mayiladuthurai glisten and shine with rain. Everything seems cleaner and more alive during monsoons. 


Winters between December and January are pleasant and inviting. Temperatures hover between 32 degrees centigrade and 18 degrees, making winter the best season to visit Mayiladuthurai. While middays even in winter can get reasonably hot, Mayiladuthurai being on the eastern coast, temperatures remain warmer than in the mainland.