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The best time to visit Bhutan

The best time to go to Bhutan is generally from October to mid-December, and February to April when the weather is sunny and warm. Bhutan’s colourful festivals are often held during these months, and are rightly popular with travellers.

However, Bhutan’s climate varies between mountainous and lowland regions. In the high mountains there is snow and ice throughout the year, while a tropical climate prevails in the foothills. The monsoon rains arrive in June and last until September, bringing muggy, cloudy weather. Winters can be very cold but will often still be sunny and bright during the day.

Climate charts for cities and places within Bhutan

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Bumthang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 846 1152 1457 1661 1864 1864 1864 1763 1559 1152 846
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -621 -327 134 541 846 948 948 745 236 -425 -818
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 7 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 70 291 673 1576 33313 38315 28611 1787 632 110 40
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 11 16 20 19 13 5 1 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 11/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Gangtey

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 948 1254 1559 1763 1966 1966 1966 1864 1559 1254 948
Min temp (C)(F) -818 -621 -228 236 541 948 1050 1050 846 236 -425 -719
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 120 311 552 994 1797 2158 1777 1255 492 90 30
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 12 16 18 17 12 4 1 1
Humidity H H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paro

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 948 1254 1559 1763 1864 1864 1864 1763 1661 1254 1050
Min temp (C)(F) -621 -425 32 439 745 1050 1152 1050 948 439 -130 -523
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 6 4 4 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 100 341 813 1807 41616 54922 40616 25910 843 110 50
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 20 19 13 4 1 0
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Phuentsholing

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 2068 2475 2679 2679 2781 2679 2781 2679 2679 2373 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 643 846 1254 1559 1864 2068 2068 2068 1966 1661 1254 846
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 7 5 4 4 5 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 131 181 582 1516 41616 85534 106742 74129 53121 1596 201 80
Rainy Days 1 1 3 7 12 17 19 16 13 4 1 0
Humidity M H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577

Punakha

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1457 1864 2068 2170 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170 1763 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 32 236 643 948 1254 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 541 134
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 120 422 1064 26811 57122 71328 51820 34514 1024 141 70
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 22 22 15 5 2 1
Humidity H VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577

Thimphu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 846 1254 1457 1661 1864 1864 1864 1763 1559 1254 948
Min temp (C)(F) -719 -523 32 337 643 948 1050 1050 846 337 -228 -523
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 7 6 4 5 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 80 90 341 793 1807 41116 52921 39115 24710 813 110 50
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 20 20 14 4 1 0
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A