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Average Weather in Kochi Japan

In Kochi, the summers are warm, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are cold, windy, and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 87°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 91°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Kochi for warm-weather activities is from early September to mid October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.0 months, from June 24 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is August 9, with an average high of 87°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 6 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 58°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 34°F and high of 51°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in KochiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablecomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States (7,281 miles away) and Belen, Turkey (5,252 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kochi (view comparison).

Clouds

In Kochi, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Kochi begins around September 15 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around March 25. On December 16, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 25 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around September 15. On July 1, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 76% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in KochiclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 1678%Dec 1678%Jul 124%Jul 124%Sep 1551%Sep 1551%Mar 2551%Mar 2551%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Kochi varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from March 26 to October 2, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 57% on June 27.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from October 2 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 15% on January 5.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 57% on June 27.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KochiwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2757%Jun 2757%Jan 515%Jan 515%Mar 2636%Mar 2636%Oct 236%Oct 236%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Kochi experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kochi. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 24, with an average total accumulation of 11.5 inches.

The least rain falls around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Kochi varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:55 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 16 minutes later at 7:10 AM on January 9. The earliest sunset is at 4:57 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 22 minutes later at 7:19 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kochi during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KochiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 124:55 AMJun 124:55 AM7:19 PMJun 297:19 PMJun 29Dec 44:57 PMDec 44:57 PM7:10 AMJan 97:10 AMJan 9daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Kochi experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from May 30 to October 4, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is December 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in KochimuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Dec 230%Dec 230%99%Aug 299%Aug 2May 3025%May 3025%Oct 425%Oct 425%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydryhumidhumidmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Kochi experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 19 to April 28, with average wind speeds of more than 8.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 28 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is July 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in KochiwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphFeb 210.3 mphFeb 210.3 mphJul 67.2 mphJul 67.2 mphNov 198.8 mphNov 198.8 mphApr 288.8 mphApr 288.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kochi varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.7 months, from April 17 to September 9, with a peak percentage of 45% on July 15. The wind is most often from the north for 7.3 months, from September 9 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in KochiNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnorthwesteast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Kochi is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from July 11 to October 4, with an average temperature above 78°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 18, with an average temperature of 82°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 26 to April 27, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 62°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kochi throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Kochi for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in KochiJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.60.20.25.85.84.84.8NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Kochi for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Kochibest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.36.30.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Kochi typically lasts for 9.3 months (284 days), from around March 4 to around December 12, rarely starting before February 14 or after March 20, and rarely ending before November 24 or after December 30.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kochigrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 450%Mar 450%Dec 1250%Dec 1290%Mar 2090%Mar 2090%Nov 2490%Nov 2410%Feb 1410%Feb 1410%Dec 3010%Dec 300%Jan 190%Jan 19Jul 19100%Jul 19100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Kochi should appear around March 8, only rarely appearing before February 24 or after March 21.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from April 12 to August 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 19, with an average of 6.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KochibrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 196.1 kWhJul 196.1 kWhDec 242.8 kWhDec 242.8 kWhApr 125.4 kWhApr 125.4 kWhFeb 73.4 kWhFeb 73.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kochi are 33.550 deg latitude, 133.533 deg longitude, and 43 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kochi contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,033 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 112 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,894 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,450 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kochi is covered by trees (32%), cropland (32%), grassland (17%), and water (14%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and water (34%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (46%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kochi, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kochi.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kochi according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Kochi is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kochi and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kochi Airport (94%, 13 kilometers, east) and Matsuyama Airport (6%, 83 kilometers, west).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.