The best times to visit India for ideal weather are
November 5th to February 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
India Travel Guide
Weather in India
Average temperatures in India vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 India, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May where highs are regularly around 100.1°F (37.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.7°F (25.9°C) at night.
India Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
India 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.
India Perceived Temperature (F)
India Perceived Temperature (C)
Average India 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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in India are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in India? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in India is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in India.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in India (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
India has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (46% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (76.2%).
Wind in India is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in India.
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||2.3||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.2||Barely noticeable||6.9||Light breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||7.8||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.4||Light breeze||7.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.1||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.2||Barely noticeable||5.3||Light breeze|
|Nov||2||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.1||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to India?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for India; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in India is December, followed by June and August. 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 India in February. 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 India Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 100.1°F (37.8°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in India, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in India to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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