Wayanad has a salubrious climate. The mean average rain fall in this district is 2322 m.m. Lakkidi,
Vythiri and Meppadi are the high rainfall areas in Wayanad. Annual rain fall in these high rain fall
areas ranges from 3,000 to 4,000m.m. High velocity winds are common during the south west monsoon and
dry winds blow in March-April. High altitude regions experience severe cold. In Wayanad (Ambalavayal)
the mean maximum and minimum temperature for the last five years were 29oC and 18oC respectively.
This place experiences a high relative humidity which goes even up to 95 per cent during the south
west monsoon period. Generally, the year is classified into four seasons, namely, cold weather
(December-February), hot weather (March-May), south west monsoon (June-September) and north east monsoon
The dale, 'Lakkidi', nestled among the hills of Vythiri taluk has the highest average
rainfall in Kerala. The average rain fall in Wayanad is 300mm. per year. There is a decreasing trend in
rainfall in this area. The average rainfall data shows that the lowest rain fall received from north east
monsoon is in Wayanad district.