The best times to visit Bhutan for ideal weather are
April 9th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Bhutan Travel Guide
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Weather in Bhutan
Average temperatures in Bhutan vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 68th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bhutan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 79.9°F (26.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.7°F (17.1°C) at night.
Bhutan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bhutan Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Bhutan Perceived Temperature (F)
Bhutan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bhutan Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bhutan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bhutan (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Bhutan has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (32.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (56.9%).
Wind in Bhutan is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and October. May’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bhutan.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||3.9||Barely noticeable||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.1||Light breeze||9.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.1||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||9.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.5||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.7||Light breeze||10.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bhutan?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Bhutan; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Bhutan is May, followed by July and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bhutan in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Bhutan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78°F (25.6°C) and 60°F (15.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bhutan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Bhutan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.4°F (18°C) and 55.6°F (13.1°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.
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