The district has a humid climate with a very hot season extending from March to May. The most important rainy season is during the South west Monsoon which sets in the first week of June and extends up to September. The North-East Monsoon extends from the second half of October through November. The average annual rainfall is 3266 m.m.
During December to March, practically no rain is received and from October onwards, the temperature gradually increases to reach the maximum in May, which is the hottest month of the year. The maximum temperature in the month of May comes to 36oc. The highest maximum temperature recorded at Kozhikode was 39.4oc. during the month of March 1975 and the lowest temperature was 14oc recorded on the 26th December 1975. Humidity is very high in the coastal region.
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