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The weather guide for Chennai, India shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Chennai?

The hottest time of year in Chennai is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 38°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Chennai?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Chennai with 343mm on average. There are normally 10 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Chennai?

The sunniest time of year in Chennai is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 80% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Chennai?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Chennai in May when the water temperature reaches 29°C.

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Compare Chennai weather with the USA

Below the Chennai weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Chennai, India and the USA (Washington).

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Tropical storm risk: Chennai, India cyclone season

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The Chennai, India tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

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Where's hot in India right now?

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in India. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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