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Climate and Rainfall of Nepal.

Nepals climate is influenced by maritime and continental factors, and has four distinct seasons. Spring lasts from March to May, and is warm with rain showers, and temperatures around 22°C. Summer, from June to August, is the monsoon season when the hills turn lush and green.

Nepal has four distinct seasons. Spring, from March to May is warm and dusty with rain showers. Summer, from June to August, is the monsoon season when the hills turn lush and green. Autumn, from September to November, is cool with clear skies, and is the most popular trekking season. In winter from December to February, it is cold at night and can be foggy in the early morning but afternoons are usually clear and pleasant, though there is occasional snow in the mountains.

Climate and Rainfall of Nepal vary from region to region. Summer and late spring temperatures range from more than 40 Degrees Celsius in the Terai to about 28 Degrees Celsius in the hilly region of the country. In winter, average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a mild 23 Degrees Celsius to a brisk 7 Degrees Celsius while the central valleys experience a chilly 12 Degrees Celsius maximum temperature and a minimum temperature often falling below freezing point.

Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Katmandu Valley situated at an altitude of 1310m, has a seasonable but equable climate with average summer and winter temperatures of 27 Degrees Celsius to 19 Degrees Celsius and 20 Degrees Celsius to 2 Degrees Celsius respectively. The annual rainfall in Katmandu generally exceeds 1300mm. The mean annual precipitation ranges from more than 6000mm along the southern slopes of the Annapurna Range in central Nepal to less than the 250mm in the north central portion near the Tibetan plateau. Amounts varying between 1500 and 2500mm predominate over most of the country. On an average, about 80% of the precipitation is confined to the monsoon period (June-September).

Year Around Climatological Data

CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA FOR SELECTED TREKKING TOWNS IN NEPAL

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First line: Precipitation [mm]. Second line: Temperature-Max/Min [oC]

Town
(Altitude meters/feet)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kathmandu 18 11 33 54 83 270 383 338 160 62 7 2
(1336/4383) 19/2 21/3 25/7 28/10 30/14 29/18 28/19 28/19 27/17 27/12 23/7 20/2

Trisuli 20 23 29 57 90 319 463 474 265 107 14 5
(541/1775) 22/7 25/8 30/13 34/17 33/19 33/21 32/20 32/20 31/18 30/15 27/12 23/8

Langtang
(3500/11,482) 2/-11 3/-10 8/-6 14/-2 17/2 18/7 19/9 18/8 16/7 15/2 9/-8 8/-10

Pokhara 26 25 50 87 292 569 809 705 581 224 19 1
(827/2713) 19/6 21/8 26/12 30/15 30/18 29/20 29/21 29/21 28/20 26/17 23/11 20/7

Lumle 28 45 52 194 318 902 1522 1339 932 294 23 2
(1615/5300) 13/5 14/6 19/10 22/13 22/14 23/17 22/17 23/17 21/16 20/14 16/9 13/6

Marpha 14 13 27 22 26 44 63 58 45 58 7 2
(2667/8750) 10/-1 12/0 15/3 18/5 19/7 21/11 21/12 21/12 20/11 17/7 14/2 12/0

Jomsom

20

18 23 15 11 17 41 54 35 37 2 2
(2713/8900) 12/-3 13/-1 16/2 20/4 23/7 25/12 25/14 25/14 23/11 19/5 15/1 13/-2

Chame 3 71 72 50 106 182 145 65 59 8 24
(2615/8580) 9/-3 13/1 14/1 20/7 19/6 21/11 21/10 21/10 19/10 17/6 14/1 11/-3

Jumla 32 40 43 27 40 70 162 173 92 39 1 4
(2329/7640) 11/-2 13/-3 17/0 22/3 24/6 24/13 23/15 24/15 23/12 24/6 19/-4 15/-5

Jiri 18 20 47 71 139 381 599 605 337 93 15 3
(1905/6250) 13/0 15/1 19/4 22/8 22/12 23/16 23/17 23/17 22/15 20/10 17/4 14/1

Namche 26 23 34 26 41 140 243 243 165 78 9 39
(3446/11,300) 7/-8 6/-6 9/-3 12/1 14/4 15/6 16/8 16/8 15/6 12/2 9/3 7/-6

Tengboche 13 24 23 25 29 95 280 265 140 72 9 2
(3867/12,887) 4/-9 5/-9 9/-6 12/-4 14/-1 14/3 14/5 14/4 13/2 12/-2 8/-7 6/-7

Taplejung 15 32 55 111 243 335 448 400 271 82 14 4
(1783/5850) 14/4 15/6 19/9 22/2 23/14 24/17 24/18 24/17 23/16 22/13 18/8 15/5

Ilam

10 8 18 62 139 321 463 280 215 81 8 2
(1300/4265) 16/9 18/10 23/14 25/16 25/17 25/18 25/18 25/19 25/17 25/16 21/12 18/8

For more information about Nepal’s climatic conditions, please visit the official web site of the Department of Hydrology & Meteorology.

Kulendra Baral

Nepal is an independent country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008. Hinduism and Buddhism co-exist here peacefully. Mt. Everest, Pashupatinath, Lumbini, Boudhanath, Janakpur Dham, and Chitwan National Park are some of the many attractions. In 2004, Nepal Trekking was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Treking is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated To view more about Nepal, please go through the related pages and if you want further details, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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