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 classifed into four seasons, namely, cold weather (December-February), hot weather (March-May), south west monsoon (June-September) and north east monsoon(October-November). 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 monsson, is in Wayanad district.
Wayanad has a salubrious climate all through the year. The best time to visit the place is from October to May.
Winters (December to February) are cool with minimum reaching down to 10°C, many tourists like this climate. The period is ideal for visiting Wayanad tourism places and indulging in other tourist activities.
Summers (March to May) are hot but pleasant with the cool breeze from the nearby forest area, and is ideal for exploring the forest area. The maximum temperature reaches up to 36 °C.
Monsoons (June to September) are warm with the maximum temperature reaching up to 36 °C. South-west monsoon and north-east monsoon are accompanied with heavy winds and rainfalls. Wayanad looks beautiful with average rainy days.
October to May is great period for visiting Wayanad. This season is ideal for sightseeing, wildlife trips, video and photography. It is also preferable time for booking Wayanad honeymoon packages to enjoy the best of Wayanad. June to September is good for nature lovers as the greenery is at its best and short trips are also possible during these months. However, the area receives very heavy rainfall, therefore adventurers better avoid these months.