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Bhutan: Climate information

Bhutan: Climate information

Climate Information

The southern part of Bhutan is tropical, and in general the east of Bhutan is warmer than the west of the country. The central valley of Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Mongar, Trashigang and Lhuntshi enjoys a semi tropical climate with very cool winters, while Thimphu, Tongsa and Bumthang have a temperate climate with monsoon rains in the summer (22- 28-degree Celsius approx.) with snow-fall in winter. Winter (below 0 – 8 Degree Celsius approx.) The best time to visit Bhutan is from mid-November until mid-March, at this time of year the climate is dry, with daytime temperature of 16-19 degrees centigrade and normally sunshine and clear skies, nighttime temperatures can fall tol below zero. The monsoon usually arrives in mid-June, with the rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. At the end of September, after the last of the heavy rains, autumn (warm days but nights are chilly; 17-27 D. Celsius approx.)and a magnificent season for trekking unfolds lasting until mid-November. Generally spring is warm (20 – 25 Degrees Celsius approx.).


Best season:
March, April, May, September, October and November.
Monsoon: ....June, July and August.
Winter: .........December, January and February.

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Average Temperatures Detail (0Centigrade) Chart

Figures in
Centigrade

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

PLACES

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Max

Min

Paro

9.4

-5.8

13.4

1.5

14.5

0.6

17.6

4.6

23.5

10.6

25.4

14.1

26.8

14.9

25.3

14.7

23.4

11.7

18.7

7.4

13.9

1.4

11.2

-1.7

Thimphu

12.3

-2.6

14.4

0.6

16.4

3.9

20.0

7.1

22.5

13.1

24.4

15.2

18.9

13.4

25.0

15.8

23.1

150

21.9

10.4

17.9

5.0

14.5

-1.1

Punakha

16.1

4.2

19.6

5.3

21.12

9.2

24.4

11.2

27.2

14.8

31.2

19.5

32.0

21.6

31.4

19.8

29.9

20.4

27.8

18.9

22.3

13.0

15.0

7.9

Wangduephodrang

17.0

4.3

19.0

7.8

22.8

10.4

26.2

12.9

29.1

17.7

29.2

20.1

18.4

16.2

29.1

20.0

27.5

19.1

26.1

14.7

22.6

9.6

19.1

6.3

Trongsa

13.0

-0.2

13.9

0.4

16.7

4.4

20.1

6.6

21.0

11.6

22.2

13.6

25.3

15.3

23.8

15.0

22.6

14.2

21.8

11.7

19.8

6.4

18.2

2.5

Bumthang

10.8

-5.1

10.0

-1.4

16.2

3.5

18.7

3.9

21.3

9.5

22.5

3.5

14.1

10.9

23.0

13.7

21.6

12.1

19.5

5.9

16.1

-0.5

12.3

-2.3

Mongar

15.5

8.2

15.9

8.3

20.0

11.6

2.8

14.0

25.1

17.4

26.1

19.5

16.1

15.8

25.4

19.6

24.7

19.4

22.7

15.8

19.9

11.2

15.7

9.5

Trashigang

20.4

10.5

21.7

11.5

24.8

14.4

28.3

17.0

30.0

20.6

30.7

22.6

31.5

23.1

30.2

22.7

30.0

23.9

29.1

17.7

26.1

13.6

23.0

11.6

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