Best Time to Visit Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Weather Conditions in Andaman And Nicobar Islands


Best Time to Visit Andaman

As the Andaman and Nicobar Islands enjoy uniform and moderate weather almost throughout the year, you could visit them any time you like. However, you should avoid a trip during the monsoons, as many regions receive heavy rains and the seas can get rough and unpredictable. 

Through the summer and winter seasons, the weather is pleasant and the days are clear, though humid. It’s a good time to enjoy the attractions the Andamans are famous for - sightseeing, relaxing on the beach and water sports. Both these seasons are the best times to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Best Time to Visit Andaman
Month High/Low Precipitation
June 29° / 23° 62%
July 29° / 23° 64%
August 29° / 23° 63%
September 29° / 23° 66%
October 30° / 23° 56%
November 30° / 23° 49%
December 29° / 23° 30%
January 29° / 22° 7%
February 30° / 22° 7%
March 31° / 22° 4%
April 32° / 24° 25%
May 31° / 24° 56%
Source: NOAA

Andaman and Nicobar Islands in summer (April - July) 

Through the summer in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, the minimum temperature remains around 24°C and the maximum temperature around 37°C. The mornings and early evenings are perfect to see the sights; it’s advisable to stay indoors in the afternoons, when it can get uncomfortably hot. For those who love water sports, this is the ideal time to visit, as the waves are gentle and the water mild. No wonder the famous Andaman Beach Festival is celebrated every year in April, over three glorious and fun-filled days. 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the monsoons (July - September) 

Monsoons bring moderate rainfall most of the times, but the peak season could see heavy downpours. Tourism is not at its best during this season because the sea waves are unpredictable. Therefore, it is not advisable to visit the beaches or participate in water sports. The temperature ranges between 22°C and 36°C and the humidity is at its highest level. Although tourists do visit the islands during the season, especially in July and August, in case of heavy rainfall and unpredictable seas, water sports may not be an option. However, the annual festivals held during the season attract quite a crowd to the islands like the Music Festivals, Monsoon Festival held in August and the Food Festival held in September.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands in winter (October - March) 

Winters in the islands are quite mild, with temperatures ranging between 20*C and 30*C. Many tourists consider this the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar, as the weather stays pleasant through the day. Every form of water sport and beach activity is enjoyable during this season, whether it’s swimming, sailing, diving or just sunbathing. Two great reasons why winter is the best time to visit Andaman, is the film festival held in November, and the 15-day Island Tourism Festival in January.

Do check the SOTC website where you can select some of the popular Andaman tour packages  which will make your Andaman trip easier and help you create unforgettable memories.



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