Climate of Himachal Pradesh

The Climate of any place is dependent on various geographical factors. The state of Himachal Pradesh, India is a hilly region and it experiences a pleasant Climate through out the year. It even experiences heavy snow fall during the winter months. The weather of Himachal alters with the change of altitude. The best time to visit the state of Himachal is from September to March.

The temperature of Himachal Pradesh is highly dependent on altitude. The average altitude of the region is from 350 meter to 700 meter above sea level. The region generally experiences three seasons. The winter season spans from October to February. The summer months in Himachal are the months of March to June. By July the rainy season starts in the hilly region and it ends in September. In the winter months, some parts of Himachal experiences heavy snow fall. It occurs generally in the months of December to March. The days and nights during this time of the year become very cold.


The Weather and Climate of Himachal Pradesh becomes very beautiful after the rainy season. The landscape of the place become lush green. But heavy rains often cause floods and landslides causing destruction to life and property. The highest amount of rainfall that has been recorded in Dharmasala is 3400 mm. The annual rainfall of Himachal Pradesh is 2909 to 3800 mm. The average temperature in the summer months vary from 22 degrees to 37 degree Celsius. The temperature varies from 0 degree to 15 degree Celsius.



Last Updated on : 26 March 2012