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Climate and weather of Nepal



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Nepal




 

Climate

 
Nepal has three different climatic zones.

Temperatures are higher in the south (20° in January, 32° in July) than in the center (10 to 15° in January, 25 to 30° in July) and in the north (they are below zero degree in January and reach 10 to 15° in July) . The annual rains are higher in the east (2 500 mm) than in the center (1 400 mm) and in the west (1 000 mm).

The high mountains (north of Nepal)
The high mountains have an alpine climate with four seasons.

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are very low (below zero) and snowfalls are high.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 10 to 15° and rainfall is moderate (100 to 150 mm per month).

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures drop progressively and rainfall is low.

The central mountains and valleys
The mountains and the valleys located in the center of Nepal have a temperate subtropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (June to September)
Temperatures reach 25° in the east and 30° in the west. Rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (October to May)
Temperatures drop steadily until January (10 to 15°) and then rise to May (25° in the east, 30° in the west). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

The plain (south of Nepal)
The plain has a subtropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (June to September)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (October to May)
Temperatures drop until January (20°) and strongly rise until May (35°). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

 When to go to Nepal (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Nepal is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
16°
18°
22°
26°
27°
27°
min
11°
14°
18°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
27°
26°
24°
21°
17°
min
22°
22°
20°
16°
10°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
30
30
100
200
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
370
320
180
50
...
10

Birganj

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
23°
26°
32°
34°
36°
34°
min
11°
16°
21°
24°
27°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
33°
32°
31°
27°
24°
min
27°
27°
26°
21°
14°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
10
20
40
70
200
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
430
270
250
100
...
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Nepal are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Nepal weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Nepal, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by India to the south and by China to the north.

Capital: Kathmandu
Area: 140 000 kmē
Population: 31 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Nepali
Currency: Nepalese rupee

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