Annual Rainfall: 925 mm
Andhra Pradesh essentially observes tropical type of climate though small variations can be experienced with altitude and pelagic influence. Like any other place in India, this too, enjoys three seasons-summers, monsoons, and winters. If compared with the low valleys and the coastal region, the weather is moderate in plateau regions. From March to June, summers prevail rising the temperature up to 42°C at the most. In nearly all parts of the state, the maximum temperature ranges from 23°C to 28°C, and the minimum from 10°C to 12°C.
The coastal plains find summers scorching hot and muggy. Here temperature usually reaches the mark of 42°C. In plateau regions, people generally experience temperature climate. Pre-monsoon showers in the mid-June usually appear as a sight of relief, however, makes the weather quite humid. Monsoons formally exist from July to September but the heavy downpour is often observed in the months of October till December. The southwest monsoon winds are responsible for the maximum of state's rain.
In the coastal region, rainfall is heavy whereas plateau regions, especially in the north and the west, get lesser rainfall. During the months of October-November, the northeast monsoon winds bring heavy showers in the coastal region. From October to February, winters persist in the state, and make the climate relatively pleasurable. The mild winters never let the temperature fall below 16°C. And in fact, winter season offers the best time to visit Andhra Pradesh.
Location: 12.41° - 22° N, 77°- 84.40° E
Area: 275,068 sq km (approx.)
Andhra Pradesh is a beautiful state that thrives in natural products. It lies between the latitudes of 12.41° to 22° N and longitudes of 77° to 84.40° E. Its neighboring states are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Orissa. The Bay of Bengal renders the second largest coastline to Andhra on the east. Regarding geography, there are numerous hills, like Simhachalam, Annavaram, Srisailam, and Tirumalai-Tirupati, which run erratically and separate the state into western and eastern (coastal) region.
The Godavari and Krishna, two significant rivers of India, flow through the state and supply water. Almost 75% of the state territory is covered by the basins of these rivers and their tributaries. Besides them, Andhra Pradesh has approximately 17 other rivers and streams. Considerable topographical variations can be observed within the state because of thick forests in the north-east, beaches dotting the shoreline, plane paddy lands in the coastal plains and the barren pebbled area next to Hyderabad.