Weather in Delhi

Weather in Delhi largely depends on the geographical location of the city. The capital city of India lies in the Gangatic fertile plains between the Aravalies and the Himalayas. Delhi lies 225 m above the sea level. The capital city experiences an extreme continental climate due to the fact that it is far away from the sea.
Weather in Delhi varies with the five seasons- summers, monsoon, autumns, winter and spring. During the summer months, Delhi is very unpleasant. Summers are long and stretch from April to October. The monsoon rains start with the advent of July that last till August. The best visiting time of Delhi is between October and February. The Weather Forecasts shows that the average temperature during the daytime of that period goes unto 22C whereas the evenings become very pleasant and cool.

Dreadful summers witness the temperatures shooting to about 47degree C Weather in Delhi during the summer months experience high temperature with occasional dust storms during the day but it is comparatively cooler at nights. During the summers the suspended particulate matter present in the air, the level of pollution and the exhaust forked out from vehicles makes the environment more terrible. The heat waves during the summer months are immense and the dwellers of Delhi have to take adequate to avoid dehydration and sunstroke in the hot afternoons.

Delhi Weather is usually dry leaving out the monsoon that arrives at the end of June. Delhi gets rain in winters also. The rain helps the farmers of the village to grow the Rabi crops. The rainfall in the Capital is sufficient and torrential.

Autumn knocks the door of the capital after the rains when the weather of Delhi remains humid and sometimes unbearable. The season remains till November till the advent of winter season.

The extreme continental climate makes the winters very cold when the temperature goes below 4 degrees. The winter seasons in Delhi together with North India are marked by morning mist and fog whereas the afternoon witnesses the sun. The cold wave blows from the nearby Himalayas making the winters quiet chilly. The maximum temperature recorded in a cold Delhi afternoon is approximately 12 degrees whereas the average minimum temperature is about 2 degrees or even less.

Delhi Weather during the spring is quite enjoyable when the temperature varies between 25-degree C to 10 degree C from mid February till the end of March. But the nights and the mornings are frosty. This is the best season to visit Delhi to see greenery with the historical monuments.