The best times to visit Srinagar for ideal weather are

April 16th to July 15th

or

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.

 


Weather in Srinagar

Temperature

Average temperatures in Srinagar 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 Srinagar, 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.

Srinagar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Srinagar Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Srinagar Perceived Temperature (F)

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Srinagar Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Srinagar 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 46.8 36.1 28.4
Feb 50.9 41 33.3
Mar 62.4 50.2 39.8
Apr 69.6 57.3 46.4
May 77.3 64 52.2
Jun 83.3 70.7 59.5
Jul 86.5 75 64.9
Aug 86 74.1 64.6
Sep 80.9 66.7 55.3
Oct 73.4 56.8 44.3
Nov 61.1 45.3 34.5
Dec 50.9 37.9 29.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.2 2.3 -2
Feb 10.5 5 0.7
Mar 16.9 10.1 4.3
Apr 20.9 14.1 8
May 25.2 17.8 11.2
Jun 28.5 21.5 15.3
Jul 30.3 23.9 18.3
Aug 30 23.4 18.1
Sep 27.2 19.3 12.9
Oct 23 13.8 6.8
Nov 16.2 7.4 1.4
Dec 10.5 3.3 -1.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Srinagar 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 Srinagar? 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 Srinagar 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Srinagar.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 1.6 1.4
Feb 21% 4.3 3
Mar 17% 5.5 3.9
Apr 21% 0 3.1
May 17% 0 2.2
Jun 12% 0 1.1
Jul 14% 0 1.9
Aug 13% 0 2.1
Sep 11% 0 1.8
Oct 9% 0 0.9
Nov 5% 0 0.6
Dec 6% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 4.1 3.6
Feb 21 10.9 7.6
Mar 17 14 9.9
Apr 21 0 7.9
May 17 0 5.6
Jun 12 0 2.8
Jul 14 0 4.8
Aug 13 0 5.3
Sep 11 0 4.6
Oct 9 0 2.3
Nov 5 0 1.5
Dec 6 0 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Srinagar 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 Srinagar 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 Srinagar.

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Wind

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

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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 0.8 Still 2.2 Barely noticeable
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
Sep 0.9 Still 2.2 Barely noticeable
Oct 0.8 Still 2.2 Barely noticeable
Nov 0.6 Still 1.9 Barely noticeable
Dec 0.6 Still 1.7 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.1%
Feb 67.6%
Mar 55.8%
Apr 57.2%
May 56.6%
Jun 55.1%
Jul 59.5%
Aug 62.7%
Sep 60.6%
Oct 58%
Nov 63.1%
Dec 68.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Srinagar?

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 Srinagar, India is June, followed by May and April. 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 Srinagar in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 15.9 in October means 15.9% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Srinagar 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 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 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 second busiest season for tourism in Srinagar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

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 Srinagar 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 fairly slow with tourists.

 

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