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Kolkata/ Calcutta Climate & Temperature

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  • Kolkata/ Calcutta, India is at 22°32'N, 88°19'E, 6 m (21 ft). See map.
  • Kolkata/ Calcutta has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Kolkata/ Calcutta is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 26.9 degrees Celsius (80.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.6 °C (19.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1800 mm (70.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1800 Litres/m² (44.15 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2609 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Kolkata/ Calcutta you would come out nearest to the climate station at San Juan Bautista, Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Islands where you would find a Mediterranean climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 26 (80) 29 (84) 34 (92) 35 (96) 35 (96) 34 (93) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 30 (87) 27 (81) 32 (89)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (68) 23 (73) 28 (82) 30 (86) 31 (87) 30 (87) 29 (85) 29 (84) 29 (84) 28 (83) 25 (77) 21 (69) 27 (80)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 17 (62) 22 (71) 25 (77) 26 (79) 27 (80) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (78) 24 (75) 20 (67) 15 (58) 22 (72)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 11 (0) 30 (1) 35 (1) 60 (2) 142 (6) 288 (11) 411 (16) 349 (14) 288 (11) 143 (6) 26 (1) 17 (1) 1800 (71)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 1 (3%) 3 (11%) 4 (13%) 5 (17%) 10 (32%) 17 (57%) 23 (74%) 24 (77%) 20 (67%) 12 (39%) 2 (7%) 1 (3%)   122 (33%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 08:42 08:50 08:36 09:18 08:42 04:54 04:11 04:00 05:06 06:38 08:12 08:36   07:08
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10:54 11:21 11:59 12:39 13:12 13:28 13:21 12:53 12:14 11:34 11:01 10:46   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 81 (19) 79 (21) 73 (27) 74 (26) 67 (33) 37 (63) 32 (68) 31 (69) 42 (58) 58 (42) 75 (25) 81 (19)   60 (40)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 47.5 56.7 67.6 79.3 87.5 89 87.5 79.6 68.1 56.6 47.4 44   67.6

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