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The weather is mainly hot most of the year with significant variations from region to region. The coolest weather lasts from around the end of November to the beginning of March, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly sunny days. The really hot weather, when it is dry, dusty and unpleasant, is between March and June. Monsoon rains occur in most regions in summer anywhere between June and early October.

Western Himalayas: Srinagar is best from March to October; July to August can be cold and damp in winter. Shimla is higher and therefore colder in winter. Places like Gulmarg, Manali and Pahalgam are usually under several feet of snow from December to March and temperatures in Ladakh, which is a high-altitude desert, can be extremely cold. The mountain passes of Ladakh are accessible from July to October.

Northern Plains: Cities like New Delhi, Varanasi, Lucknow and Patna experience an extreme range of temperatures and are typically warm from April to mid-June, falling to almost freezing at night in winter between November and February. Summers are hot with monsoons between June and September.

Central India: Madhya Pradesh state escapes the very worst of the hot season, but monsoons are heavy between July and September. Temperatures fall at night in winter.

Western India: November to February is most comfortable, although evenings can be fairly cold. Summers can be extremely hot with monsoon rainfall between mid June and mid September.

Eastern India: Weather in states like Orissa (which is flood-prone) are defined by cooler weather from October to February, scorching heat from March to May and unavoidable drenching from the monsoons from June to October.

Southwest: The most pleasant weather is from November to March. Monsoon rains fall anywhere between late April and July. Summer temperatures are not as high as Northern India although humidity is extreme. The coast benefits from some cooling breezes. Inland, Mysore and Bijapur have pleasant climates with relatively low rainfall.

Southeast: Tamil Nadu experiences a northeast monsoon between October and December and temperatures and humidity are high all year. The hills can be cold in winter.

Northeast: March to June and September to November are the driest and most pleasant periods. The rest of the year has extremely heavy monsoon rainfall.

MUMBAI

What's the best time to travel to Mumbai in India? Here are some facts:

  • The months January, February, July, August and September have a nice average temperature.
  • On average, the temperatures are always high.
  • A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: March, April, May and June.
  • Mumbai has dry periods in January, February, August and September.
  • On average, the warmest month is May.
  • On average, the coolest month is August.
  • October is the wettest month.
  • January is the driest month.


Average min and max temperatures in Mumbai, India   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Mumbai, India   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com


New DELHI

What's the best time to travel to New Delhi in India? Here are some facts: 

  • The months January, February, March, November and December have a nice average temperature.
  • Hot season / summer is in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
  • Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in July, August and September.
  • New Delhi has dry periods in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December.
  • On average, the warmest month is May.
  • On average, the coolest month is January.
  • July is the wettest month.
  • November is the driest month.
Average min and max temperatures in New Delhi, India   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average rainy days (rain/snow) in New Delhi, India   Copyright © 2013 www.weather-and-climate.com

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