The Best Season to visit Coimbatore
Coimbatore has a pleasant, salubrious Climate, not reaching the high temperatures of other southern India cities, Situated in the western parts of the state of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is situated at an elevation of about 398 meters. The temperature in this part of India is quite pleasant throughout the year. The temperature during both summers and winters varies any where between 34 'C to 22 'C. The best time to visit Coimbatore is between the months of July to March.
Due to the presence of the mountain pass, major parts of the District benefit from the south - west monsoon in the months from June to August. After a warm, humid September, the regular monsoon starts from October lasting till early November.
These monsoons are brought about by the retreating North - eastern monsoon. The average annual rainfall is around 700 mm with the North East and the South West monsoons contributing to 47% and 28% respectively to the total rainfall.
Although this rainfall is not enough to sustain the needs of the city for the entire year, small rivers like the Siruvani and Atthikadavu fulfil the city's water needs.
Coimbatore does not receive monsoon rains from the Southwest Monsoons between the months of June and September. Instead, Coimbatore and its surrounding areas experience rains during October-November by the retreating monsoons.
The best time to visit Coimbatore is between December and March, as the weather conditions during this period remain moderate. Light cotton clothes are suitable for summers whereas in winters you need to keep light woolen clothes.
January is the most attractive festival season in Coimbatore. Makara Pongal is an important festival in this region and is observed with much celebration and is coinciding with the second week of January.