Varanasi Weather

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Posited in the northern part of India and close to the tropic of cancer, Varanasi experiences subtropical climate, resulting in a huge variation in temperature between summers and winters.

With extremely hot and humid summer and monsoons to very cold winters, Varanasi is a place where climate is not really a deterrent. Tourists should visit this city during the months from October to March. The simmering hot summers, are marked by extremely humid and sunny days with the temperature ranging between 320C to 460C.This time period make difficult to move around the city as sunstroke is common, making travelling difficult. The months from July to September receives heavy to moderate rainfall thus lowering the temperature and adding a comfort to experience the authentic charm of the city. The winter season, which lasts from October to March, is cold with an average temperature ranging between 50C to 150C. This is one of the best months to travel to Varanasi and plan for outdoor activities.


Winters –October –March – winters are freezing cold with minimum temperature dipping to as low as 5°C.This is an ideal time to enjoy sightseeing and indulge in outdoor activity.


Summers – April – October –summers are accompanied with hot and bright sunny days. Overall temperature is soaring thus wearing light cotton clothes is the best alternative.


Monsoon –July–September– monsoon lasts from July to September. The region witness average rainfall with natural beauty at its pinnacle during the monsoon months.

Weather By Month

Month Climate Details
January Very cold
Very cold
Placed picturesquely on the west bank of Holy Ganges, the city witnesses cold weather with plenty of sunshine during the day. This is the coldest month of the year which invites travelers to enjoy the temple visits and sightseeing. Nights are extremely cold, extra care is required if travelling with kids or old people.
February Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
This month has moderately cold and pleasant days whereas nights are comparatively cooler. The temperature starts to rise dominated by clear blue skies from the mid of this month, making the weather more favorable for outdoor activities. Light woolens are recommended while you plan your trip to Varanasi.
March Pleasant
This month welcomes the spring season, making it one of the most beautiful months for visiting Varanasi. The days are pleasant with sun shining all through the day and a good time for enjoying sightseeing. On a plus side this month welcomes a lot many festivals, which are also celebrated with great pomp and show.
April Very Hot
Very Hot
April is the month when temperature continues to soar and may reach beyond the liking of tourists. Days are sweltering whereas evenings are pleasant. For travelers, who are enthused about the Hindu beliefs, customs, cultures this can be a good time to explore these concepts. It is recommended that you carry light cotton clothes in this season.
May Very Hot
Very Hot
This month has extreme summers and is also tagged as the hottest month of the year. Stepping out during the day time can be very challenging, in such case you can opt for local transports that charge very less and help you travel within the city without sweat and heat. Comparatively temperatures come down a bit in the evening thus making weather suitable for you to take pleasure in its art, craft, education and culture.
June Very Hot
Very Hot
The weather continues to remain warm and increased level of humidity makes it difficult for holidaying, in the beginning days of this month. For tourists who wish to plan a trip in this month can enjoy the occasional rainfall, which may occur at the end of this month thus balancing the overall temperature and ensures a comfortable journey.
Month Climate Details
July Moderately Hot
Moderately Hot
With this month monsoons truly arrives, making it the wettest month of the year. There may be days without rains or at time you will witness heavy showers, therefore carrying rain gears is suitable in this month. Temperatures may fall back into the comfortable range. For rain lovers enjoying the natural vista in its prime can be a wonderful experience.
August Rainy
This month brings with it heavy monsoon showers that drench the complete region. Temperature lowers down and gives a relief from the dry and humid days. For nature enthusiasts this period is recommended for enjoying scenic nature of the place, at its prime.
September Moderately Hot
Moderately Hot
This month might bring frequent downpours but they are not a major annoyance. Monsoon is expected to fade away by the end of this month. Temperature is within comfortable zone, but humidity is still prevalent. September being an off season, you can plan a family trip and avail for Varanasi tourism packages at a lowered rate.
October Pleasant
This month marks the beginning of official high tourist season for Varanasi, and can be a bit crowded. With comforting weather conditions, days offer warmth and cool evenings. This is a good time to plan a visit to ghats, temples, ashrams and pilgrim centers of the city. As monsoon bestows fresh life to the natural greens, it is worth enjoying an ideal holiday at Varanasi.
November Moderately Cold
Moderately Cold
November is one of the coolest months of the year. Even though the temperatures drop drastically, the coolness in the air and the pleasant climate offers comfort with which one can move in this weather and enjoy local attractions and temple visits.
December Very Cold
Very Cold
This month has extreme winters with cold climatic conditions. Nights are comparatively colder than day time. However, days are favorable for sightseeing and enjoying the natural panorama that is worth watching. Light woolens are recommended for this period.

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