When is the best time to go to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)?

When is the best time to go to Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) are March, April, May, June, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are May and June
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are July and August

For full information about the climate and weather in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla) a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 43°F/61°F
February 49°F/63°F
March 58°F/70°F
April 67°F/79°F
May 70°F/86°F
June 72°F/88°F
July 72°F/83°F
August 70°F/79°F
September 68°F/79°F
October 59°F/76°F
November 56°F/70°F
December 50°F/65°F

Weather and climate in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

  • Between the months of january and february the climate is correct. the thermometer goes up to 63°F°C and it rains about 30% of the time in february.
  • From march to june the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 88°F°C and it rains about 6.1in each month.
  • Between the months of july and august the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 86°F and it rains in august about 20.7in.
  • In september the climate is not good. At lunchtime, it's 76°F in average and it rains about 60% of the time in september.
  • Between october and december the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 65°F and you can expect to have 0.9in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Himachal Pradesh (Shimla): the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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