When is the best time to go to Shimla

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Shimla, India. 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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Shimla weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Shimla 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

Shimla January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 92mm 6.9hrs 11.3hrs

Shimla's weather in January is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

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

January is in the winter in Shimla and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Shimla with around 92mm 3.6 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 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Shimla February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
13°C 86mm 7.5hrs 11.9hrs

February in Shimla is generally a little damp with the temperature being cool.

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

February is in the winter in Shimla and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (59°F), whilst at night 5°C (40°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Shimla with around 86mm 3.4 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 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Shimla March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 84mm 7.8hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in March in Shimla is characteristically mild and a little damp.

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

March is in the spring in Shimla and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Shimla with around 84mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Shimla April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 52mm 9.1hrs 13.7hrs

Shimla's weather in April is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

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

April is in the spring in Shimla and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (78°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Shimla with around 52mm 2.1 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 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Shimla May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
26°C 69mm 9.2hrs 14.6hrs

May is a reasonably dry month in Shimla and the temperature is generally warm.

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

May is in the spring in Shimla and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 29°C (84°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Shimla with around 69mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry 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 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in May »

June

Shimla June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
27°C 154mm 8.5hrs 11.3hrs

June in Shimla is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

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

June is in the summer in Shimla and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Shimla with around 154mm 6.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in June »

July

Shimla July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
24°C 422mm 6.7hrs 11.9hrs

July in Shimla is generally very wet with the temperature being warm.

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

July is in the summer in Shimla and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 422mm 16.6 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 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in July »

August

Shimla August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 348mm 6.8hrs 12.7hrs

The weather in August in Shimla is characteristically warm, humid and very wet.

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

August is in the summer in Shimla and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 19°C (65°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 348mm 13.7 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 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in August »

September

Shimla September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 194mm 8.1hrs 13.7hrs

Shimla's weather in September is typically warm, humid and wet in nature.

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

September is in the fall / autumn in Shimla and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (78°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 194mm 7.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Shimla weather in September »

October

Shimla October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 35mm 9.2hrs 14.6hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Shimla and the temperature is generally warm.

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Shimla and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 35mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in October »

November

Shimla November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 17mm 8.5hrs 11.3hrs

Shimla's weather in November is typically mild and dry in nature.

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

November is in the fall / autumn in Shimla and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 8°C (47°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 17mm 0.7 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 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Shimla December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 55mm 7.1hrs 11.9hrs

December in Shimla is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

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

December is in the winter in Shimla and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Shimla with around 55mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 2 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Shimla weather in December »

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Shimla weather stats

Shimla weather statistics
Hottest month: June 29.4°C 84.9°F
Driest month: November 17mm 0.7ins
Sunniest month: October 9.2hrs
Coldest month: January 13°C 55.4°F
Wettest month: July 422mm 16.6ins
Warmest sea: July 23.6°C 74.5°F
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