Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

Kolkata has a tropical wet-and-dry climate. The annual mean temperature is 26.8 °C (80 °F); monthly mean temperatures range from 15 °C to 30 °C (59 °F to 86 °F). Summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the low 30s and during dry spells the maximum temperatures often exceed 40 °C (104 °F) during May and June. Winter tends to last for only about two and a half months, with seasonal lows dipping to 9 °C – 11 °C (48.2 °F – 51.8 °F) between December and January. - Aug 2021

Hot, hot and wet, and then gets a little cool in evenings in winter. - Dec 2020

The weather is hot most of the year with a long stretch of monsoon rain from June through August. We use the air conditioners most of the year. - Sep 2015

Very hot and humid in the summers, nice weather from December to March. - Dec 2010

Hot, hotter and wet and hot. This past winter during the day it rarely got colder than 75-80 degrees, though they say this was unusual. The monsoon is late this year and it's about 105 and 70% humidity. Welcome to global warming. - Jun 2009

Hot, hotter and humid and really really hot, humid and rainy. This year the daytime temps did not get much below 80F. Night time a few times was in the 60s. In March it is already in the 90s and is going up daily. By the monsoon in July it will be in the 100s with 98% humidity. - Mar 2009

The monsoon generally lasts from June/July through September/October, which breaks the monstrous heat, which stretches from March through June. November-February are generally very pleasant months and you occasionally might need a sweater or a light jacket. - May 2008

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