The best times to visit Ranchi for ideal weather are
October 22nd to March 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ranchi Travel Guide
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Weather in Ranchi
Average temperatures in Ranchi vary greatly. 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 42nd 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 Ranchi, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early June where highs are regularly around 99.2°F (37.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.6°F (24.8°C) at night.
Ranchi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ranchi 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.
Ranchi Perceived Temperature (F)
Ranchi Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ranchi 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 Ranchi are December, November, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Ranchi? 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 Ranchi.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ranchi (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
Ranchi has some extremely humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is April (29.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (82.5%).
Wind in Ranchi is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 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 early May where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ranchi.
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||2.4||Barely noticeable||6.2||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.1||Barely noticeable||7.6||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.6||Barely noticeable||8||Light breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.8||Barely noticeable||7||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.3||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Sep||3||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.1||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.6||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|Dec||2||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ranchi?
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 Ranchi, India is December, followed by May and October. 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 Ranchi in September. 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 Ranchi Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 99.2°F (37.3°C) and 84°F (28.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 10 to 17 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ranchi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 79.3°F (26.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 10 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Ranchi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84°F (28.9°C) and 72.8°F (22.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.