In January, Mumbai receives its coldest temperatures of the year with low temperature averages at 64°F (18°C). The cool evenings are a direct contrast to the rather warm weather of the day time where in the high temperature average hits 86°F (30°C).
February brings sunny days to Mumbai with a whopping 10 hours of daily average sunshine. The long and bright days are matched by even warmer temperatures as the average high temperature creeps up to88°F (31°C). Meanwhile, the average low temperature remains the same at 64°F (18°C).
In March, the average high temperature continues its steady upward trend by increasing another 2-degrees to 90°F (32°C). Low temperature averages jump to 70°F (21°C).
April sees the average low temperature increase again, this time rising by 5 degrees to 75°F (24°C). While the average high temperature also rises, it is by a much smaller rate at 91°F (33°C).
Mumbai Weather in May: The hottest month of Mumai’s year is in May. Although the high temperature average holds steady at 91°F (33°C), a 6-degree rise in temperature makes the low temperature average a warm 81°F (27°C).
In June, sea temperatures are at their best out of the whole year at a pleasant 86°F (30°C). The low temperature average and high temperature average measure in at 79°F (26°C) and 90°F (32°C) respectively while Mumbai receives a high precipitation rate of 560 mm.
July receives the most rainfall of the year with a 640 mm precipitation average. Days can get quite gloomy during this month with just a 2-hour daily sunshine average. Meanwhile, the average temperatures decrease for both the high and low temperature averages, which measure in at 86°F (30°C) and 77°F (25°C) respectively.
In August, the precipitation levels decrease to 520 mm. Meanwhile, both the average low and average high temperatures remain exactly the same as the previous month.
September sees the low temperature average continue to hold steady at 77°F (25°C). Meanwhile, the high temperature average sees a 2-degree increase to 88°F (31°C). On the other hand, the precipitation averages continue to decrease with September expecting just 320 mm of rainfall.
Mumbai Weather in October: There is a drastic decrease in Mumbai’s precipitation rates in October with expected rainfall decreasing by over 50% to just 90 mm. The drier weathering brings with a decrease in the average low temperature to 75°F (24°C), but an increase in the average high temperature which is 91°F (33°C).
November sees the high temperature average staying at 91°F (33°C), while the low temperature average continues its downward decline and drops to 72°F (22°C). The precipitation levels also continue to decrease to 20 mm.
In December, Mumbai is expected to receive no rain at all. The average low temperature sees a significant drop to 66°F (19°C) while the average high temperature decreases by just one degree to 90°F (32°C).
No matter what time of the year you visit, there’s always something incredible to experience in the lively and exotic city of Mumbai. The best time to visit Mumbai when it comes to weather is between the winter months of November to February. During this time, the temperature is nice and mild making sightseeing and outdoor activities an absolute dream. To experience the best of Mumbai’s cultural events, head to Mumbai in February when the extremely popular Kala Ghoda Arts Festival kicks off. For the best hotel deals, head to Mumbai in between March and May. Just remember that it does start to get quite humid during this month so dress in light cottons. Despite being the rainy season, it’s a gorgeous time to hit Mumbai’s beaches in between the months of June to October.
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