The climate of the state is generally hot and humid. The average maximum temperature is 35°C in May-June and the average minimum temperature is 10.5°C in December-January. The average rainfall is around 230cm/annum. The monsoon starts generally in April and continues up to September. Summer starts in March and continues up to May and is followed by rainy season extending over about three-four months (May-August). The pleasant season lasts only for about two months (September and October). Then follows winter which continues up to February.