The best times to visit Manali for ideal weather are

January 29th to April 1st


October 15th to December 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Manali Travel Info

Weather in Manali


Average temperatures in Manali vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot 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 40th 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 Manali, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 106°F (41.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.3°F (25.7°C) at night.

Manali Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Manali Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Manali Perceived Temperature (F)


Manali Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Manali 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 66.6 53 43.6
Feb 73.9 59.7 48.8
Mar 85.3 70 57.4
Apr 97 80.6 66.1
May 104.5 89 75.2
Jun 103 89.6 78.8
Jul 96 86.6 80.1
Aug 94.1 84.8 79
Sep 92.9 82.2 74.7
Oct 91.2 76 65
Nov 83.4 65.7 53.5
Dec 72.1 56.3 46

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 19.2 11.7 6.4
Feb 23.3 15.4 9.3
Mar 29.6 21.1 14.1
Apr 36.1 27 18.9
May 40.3 31.7 24
Jun 39.4 32 26
Jul 35.6 30.3 26.7
Aug 34.5 29.3 26.1
Sep 33.8 27.9 23.7
Oct 32.9 24.4 18.3
Nov 28.6 18.7 11.9
Dec 22.3 13.5 7.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Manali are November, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Manali? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Manali.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Manali (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.7
Feb 11% 0 1.6
Mar 8% 0 1.2
Apr 8% 0 0.9
May 7% 0 1.3
Jun 18% 0 5.4
Jul 24% 0 7
Aug 26% 0 5.9
Sep 17% 0 6.4
Oct 3% 0 0.4
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 3% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.8
Feb 11 0 4.1
Mar 8 0 3
Apr 8 0 2.3
May 7 0 3.3
Jun 18 0 13.7
Jul 24 0 17.8
Aug 26 0 15
Sep 17 0 16.3
Oct 3 0 1
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 3 0 1


Humidity and Wind

Manali has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (39.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (79.6%).

Wind in Manali is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 1.9 knots (2.2 MPH or 3.6 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 5.2 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Manali.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 1.2 Barely noticeable 3.4 Barely noticeable
Feb 1.6 Barely noticeable 3.9 Barely noticeable
Mar 1.7 Barely noticeable 3.9 Barely noticeable
Apr 1.9 Barely noticeable 4.4 Light breeze
May 1.9 Barely noticeable 4.8 Barely noticeable
Jun 1.8 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
Jul 1.4 Barely noticeable 3.8 Barely noticeable
Aug 1 Barely noticeable 3.2 Barely noticeable
Sep 1 Barely noticeable 3.1 Barely noticeable
Oct 0.6 Still 2.9 Barely noticeable
Nov 0.6 Still 3 Barely noticeable
Dec 0.8 Still 3.1 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.3%
Feb 71.3%
Mar 62.6%
Apr 44.4%
May 39.4%
Jun 53.5%
Jul 75%
Aug 79.6%
Sep 78.7%
Oct 66.2%
Nov 61.6%
Dec 72.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Manali?

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 Manali, India is April, followed by June and May. 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 Manali 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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40 in February means 40% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Manali Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 106°F (41.1°C) and 78.2°F (25.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Manali, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 79.7°F (26.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Manali to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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