The climate of Andhra Pradesh can be termed as tropical in broad terms,
yet slight variations can be seen with elevation and pelagic influence.
Summers, monsoons and winters are the three seasons enjoyed by this
state. Influenced by sea, rivers and hills, Andhra Pradesh observes
little discrepancy of weather at different regions. In case of plateau
regions, the climate is moderate as compared to the low valleys and the
The summer season exists from March to June, allowing the temperature
to rise up to the maximum of 42°C. In most of the parts of the
state, the maximum temperature varies from 23°C to 28°C and
the minimum ranges from 10°C to 12°C. On the coastal plains,
summers are really hot and sultry and the temperature often touches the
mark of 42° C at some places. The residents of plateau regions
enjoy temperature climate, where summers are cooler and winters colder.
Pre-monsoon showers bring some relief to the Andhra residents in the
mid-June, but leave the weather really humid. From July to September,
Monsoons officially arrive in the state, but the heavy rainfall is
usually seen in the winter months of October to December. Andhra Pradesh
derives maximum of its rains from the southwest monsoon winds, receiving
maximum of 55 inches (1,400 millimeters) of rain at some places and only
20 inches at others.
Rainfall is heavy in the coastal areas, while plateau regions
particularly in the north and the west, observe meager rainfall. The
northeast monsoon winds offer heavy rains in the coastal region, during
the months of October and November. The winter season lingers from
October till February, making the weather quite pleasant and enjoyable.
The state enjoys mild winters, where temperature doesn't fall below 16°
C. The pleasurable winters offer the best time to visit the wonderful
state of Andhra Pradesh.