When is the best time to go to Thimphu

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Thimphu, Bhutan. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Thimphu weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Thimphu are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Thimphu January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
6°C 8mm 8.1hrs 11.5hrs

The climate in Thimphu during January can be summarized as cool and very dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Thimphu, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Thimphu and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (45°F), whilst at night -7°C (20°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 8mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in January »

February

Thimphu February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 9mm 7.7hrs 12hrs

February in Thimphu is generally very dry with the temperature being cool.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Thimphu, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Thimphu and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (47°F), whilst at night -5°C (24°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 9mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in February »

March

Thimphu March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
10°C 34mm 8hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in March in Thimphu is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Thimphu, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

March is in the spring in Thimphu and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night -0°C (31°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 34mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in March »

April

Thimphu April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 79mm 8.3hrs 13.6hrs

Thimphu's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Thimphu.

April is in the spring in Thimphu and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (58°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 79mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in April »

May

Thimphu May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 180mm 7.3hrs 14.3hrs

May is a wet month in Thimphu and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Thimphu for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the spring in Thimphu and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (62°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 180mm 7.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in May »

June

Thimphu June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 411mm 6.3hrs 11.5hrs

Mild and very wet weather often prevails in Thimphu during the month of June

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Thimphu for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the summer in Thimphu and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Thimphu with around 411mm 16.2 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in June »

July

Thimphu July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 529mm 4.7hrs 12hrs

July in Thimphu is generally very wet with the temperature being mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Thimphu for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Thimphu and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 529mm 20.8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in July »

August

Thimphu August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 391mm 4.9hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in August in Thimphu is characteristically mild and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Thimphu for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Thimphu and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 391mm 15.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in August »

September

Thimphu September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 247mm 5.6hrs 13.6hrs

Thimphu's weather in September is typically mild and very wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Thimphu for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Thimphu and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (63°F), whilst at night 8°C (47°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 247mm 9.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in September »

October

Thimphu October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 81mm 7.6hrs 14.3hrs

October is a a little damp month in Thimphu and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Thimphu, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the fall / autumn in Thimphu and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (60°F), whilst at night 4°C (38°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 81mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in October »

November

Thimphu November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 11mm 8.2hrs 11.5hrs

November is a dry month in Thimphu and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Thimphu, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

November is in the fall / autumn in Thimphu and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 11mm 0.4 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 1 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in November »

December

Thimphu December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 5mm 8.1hrs 12hrs

December in Thimphu is generally very dry with the temperature being cool.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Thimphu, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Thimphu and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (48°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Thimphu with around 5mm 0.2 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Thimphu weather in December »

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Thimphu weather stats

Thimphu weather statistics
Hottest month: July 17.8°C 64°F
Driest month: December 5mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: December 8.1hrs
Coldest month: January 6.9°C 44.4°F
Wettest month: July 529mm 20.8ins
Warmest sea: July 26.1°C 79°F
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