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Weather in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata gets very hot and humid in the summer when temperatures can be regularly over 40°C (100ºF). Monsoons also bring heavy rainfall to the city from June to September. During the winter, daytime temperatures are more pleasant and average around 25°C (80ºF) or  slightly above, so you won't need a jumper except on unusually cold January nights. The ideal time to visit is between October and April.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
35
°C
0.1
5
sse
20-40%
1003 mb
good
Saturday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
36
°C
0.4
4
e
40-60%
1002 mb
good
Sunday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
36
°C
11.2
6
ne
0-20%
999 mb
moderate
Monday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
32
°C
7.8
18
ese
60-80%
999 mb
good
Tuesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
32
°C
7.4
21
s
40-60%
1002 mb
moderate
Wednesday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
32
°C
11.4
13
ssw
60-80%
1003 mb
moderate
Thursday
OccLightRain
Patchy rain possible
32
°C
3.7
15
ssw
40-60%
1004 mb
moderate
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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The Oberoi Grand

Set back from the chaos of Chowringee, this elegant Victorian structure has long been one of Kolkata's (and the subcontinent's) finest, and indeed most historic, hotels. Its courtyard is filled with columns and plants; the exquisitely restored hotel has beautifully decorated rooms (including sumptuous suites with grand four-poster beds and teak wood floors) in addition to a handful of superb restaurants, a tea lounge, spa, fitness centre and pool.

The Park

A great location in the heart of Park Street, this upmarket property is a member of the Design Hotels of the World. Standard doubles are very comfortable with soothing warm tones and there are also more opulent suites and larger 'Luxury rooms'. It's stylish, well run and home to the trendy Tantra nightclub as well as some commendable restaurants. Other treats include an inviting swimming pool, gym and spa (which offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments and heavenly body scrubs).

Hotel Lindsay

The Lindsay offers a degree of comfort that belies the price. A nice feature is the rooftop restaurant, which affords good views of the teeming city below. It also has Wi-Fi in the rooms, and all the usual 'mod cons' expected from a modern hotel.

ITC Sonar

Spreading over 6.5 hectares (16 acres), this deluxe hotel has a gloriously tranquil ambience. Its top-class rooms surround a huge pool and are tastefully minimalist, with contemporary designs and fresh tones. Each room comes with Internet access, personalised vaults and 24-hour butler service. Guests can enjoy the health spa and beauty salon, with a variety of massage treatments, gym and collection of fine restaurants including delicious Dum Pukht.

Fairlawn Hotel

A living part of the city's history, this small-scale property harks back to the late 18th century and has retained a creaky charm, and the charming, eccentric octogenarian owner is proud to talk about the interesting photos lining the walls. Extensively renovated in 2010, the hotel is crammed with bric-a-brac, old wicker furniture and Raj-era memorabilia. Rooms aren't flash but are comfortable enough, with some bathrooms featuring great old free-standing bath tubs.