Climate of Jalandhar

The climate of Jalandhar is characterized by hot and dry summers and wet and humid monsoons. Geographically located between 71� 31' East latitude and 30� 33' North Latitude, Jalandhar distinctly experiences all the four seasons.

The summer season of Jalandhar begins from the middle of March and ends in the month of June. During the summer season, Jalandhar experiences a very dry weather accompanied with hot winds, commonly referred to as the loo. The relative humidity of the air during the summer is very low in Jalandhar. Men and women cover their head with scurf to save themselves from scorching heat.

The monsoon season starts from the end of June and remains for the full month of July and August till the middle of September. The annual average rainfall recorded during the monsoon season is 703.0 mm. The relative humidity of air increases during the monsoon season. The overcast skies and heavy spells of rain during the rainy season lower the temperature of Jalandhar.

Jalandhar experiences post-monsoon season from the middle of September to the middle of November. During this period, the temperature of Jalandhar remains comparatively low. The winter season in Jalandhar begins from the middle of November and remains till mid-March. The city often experiences very low temperatures. Cold waves blow over Jalandhar during the winter season. The maximum diurnal temperature dips down to 19�C while the minimum diurnal temperature remains around 6 �C for most part of the winter season.

The dry and hot climatic of Jalandhar is suitable to grow several important agricultural crops of wheat and sugarcane that has strengthened the economic base of the region.

Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012