The best times to visit Shimoga for ideal weather are
November 5th to February 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Shimoga Travel Guide
Weather in Shimoga
Average temperatures in Shimoga vary little. 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 26th 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 Shimoga, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 98.5°F (36.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.4°F (22.4°C) at night.
Shimoga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Shimoga 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.
Shimoga Perceived Temperature (F)
Shimoga Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Shimoga 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 Shimoga are January, February, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.
When can you find snow in Shimoga? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Shimoga.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shimoga (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
Shimoga has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (35.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (77.9%).
Wind in Shimoga is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 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 8.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Shimoga.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.7||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||5.1||Light breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||7||Light breeze|
|Jun||5.7||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||7.8||Light breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||6||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||4.4||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.3||Barely noticeable||4.3||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Shimoga?
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 Shimoga, India is October, followed by August and September. 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 Shimoga in June. 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 Shimoga Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 98.5°F (36.9°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Shimoga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Shimoga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.6°F (34.2°C) and 83.7°F (28.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.