Andhra Pradesh is popular referred to as the Rice Bowl of India because of its extensive rice cultivation. The state is a paradise for visitors, who want to learn about the glorious history of the region, explore the architectural marvels of temples, mosques and stupas and revel in the limitless natural beauty. The rich cultural heritage and the natural wonders of the state are the reasons the major attractions. The diverse and extensive topography of the state has an effect on the weather patterns.
In general, the weather in Andhra Pradesh is suitable for travelling and sightseeing. The daytime can be hot and humid, but the temperatures are not unbearable. The coastal regions of the state receive more rainfall from other region, which can suffer from period droughts. To escape from sun, Andhra Pradesh has many hill stations that offer respite from the heat, particular in the hot summer months.
Andhra Pradesh experiences three seasons – summer, rainy season (more commonly referred to as the monsoon season) and winter.
Summers in the state start in March and run through till the end of June. During this period, the mercury can climb pretty high, particularly in the coastal regions. The summer temperature in the state varies from 20 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. In some places, the mercury can go as high as 45 degrees Celsius during the day. The summer period often is interrupted by occasional thunderstorms and rain which helps to bring down the temperature and make it more bearable.
The famous Asian monsoon rears its head in Andhra Pradesh in July and lasts right until September. The state can receive heavy rainfall during this season, but it transforms the entire state in an oasis. The vegetation across the state comes to life and it just adds to the attraction. The state receives most of its rainfall from the Northeast Monsoons.
The winter season in the state begins from October. In some parts, it may rain during the start of the season. The temperature in the state becomes extremely pleasant during winter season, which lasts from October through February. The winters are not very cold because of the massive coastline and temperatures tend to range from 13 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. This season is the best time to visit Andhra Pradesh and discover its natural beauty and celebrated past.