The best times to visit Leh for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 15th
August 20th 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.
Leh Travel Guide
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Weather in Leh
Average temperatures in Leh vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Leh, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.9°F (31.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.1°F (19.5°C) at night.
Leh Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Leh 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.
Leh Perceived Temperature (F)
Leh Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Leh 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 Leh are November, December, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.
When can you find snow in Leh? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Leh is often around around March 12th 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Leh.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Leh (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
Leh has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (55.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.9%).
Wind in Leh is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and April. June’s average wind speed of around 1.3 knots (1.5 MPH or 2.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 3.5 knots, which is considered light air.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Leh.
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|
|Feb||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.7||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.2||Barely noticeable||2.6||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.2||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.3||Barely noticeable||3.1||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.3||Barely noticeable||3.2||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.2||Barely noticeable||3.2||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.8||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Leh?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Leh, India is February, followed by January and June. 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 Leh 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 Leh Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.6°F (26.4°C) and 54.8°F (12.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 moderate precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Leh, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 56.7°F (13.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 too cold this time of year in Leh to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.8°F (12.7°C) and 45.8°F (7.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.