Weather of Indore

The weather of Indore is marked by the sweltering heat of summer and the cool winters. This can be ascribed to the fact that Indore is essentially a landlocked sited in the heart of the Indian subcontinent at a substantial distance from the sea. The geography of Indore is an eye opener on the climate of Indore as well as other physiographic factors about Indore that shape the weather.

The strategic location of Indore on the western fringes of the state of Madhya Pradesh has been instrumental in determining the climatic conditions of the city. Summer in Indore spans between the months of April and June and the temperatures soar as high as 45 degrees Celsius during the month of May. Summer temperatures in Indore usually vary between 35 degrees to 40 degrees centigrade. However, an interesting feature about the Indore summer is that although the summer days are scorching hot, the evenings are much cooler and pleasant. Indore, being located on the southern extremity of the Malwa Plateau is subject to the bracing wind of the Shab-e-Malwa during the early evening. Consequently, summer evenings and nights in Indore experience a congenial weather.

Rainfall in Indore is quite sparse and the city receives 35 to 40 inches .i.e. approximately 80 cm rainfall annually from the southwest monsoon downpours. Winters are fairly cold with the average night temperature being around 10 degrees centigrade. Often during winter, the mercury dips as low as 2 degrees centigrade, the lowest mark ever being 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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