New Delhi
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
New Delhi, India

New Delhi, the Capital of India, has a humid subtropical climate that is classified as Cwa under the Köppen climatic classification bordered by a hot semi-arid climate classified as Bsh under the Köppen climatic classification. This causes a huge difference in the temperature and rainfall readings between summer and winter.
Influenced by the monsoon winds, the climate is characterized by long scorching and relatively rainy summers and short mildly warm and dry winters.

The hot season runs from mid-April through October and is characterized by relatively higher rainfall, especially between June and September that measures up to an average of 5.4" (137.2mm). The temperatures in the season range on average between 71.6°F (22°C) on the coldest days and 102.2°F (39°C) on the hottest days.

The cold season receives minimal rainfall measuring only to an average of 0.5" (12.7mm) across November through March. Temperatures in the season are mildly warm ranging between 44.6°F (7°C) on the coldest days and 82.4°F (28°C) on the warmest days but sometimes get extremely low near freezing. During the cold season, chilly winds are experienced, making the mornings and evenings quite chilly, blowing at an average of 6.3mph (10.1km/h).

Humidity is relatively higher during the hot season measuring an average of 34.9% than in the cold season when it measures an average of 28.2%. Visibility during the cold season is reduced to not more than 10km on average owing to the winds and foggy days experienced during the extremely cold days.

The best time to visit New Delhi would be during November through March. This is in the cold season, and the temperatures are mildly warm and pleasant ranging between 44.6°F (7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C) as opposed to the extremely high temperatures of the hot season. During this time, the high rains are not experienced, and the sun shines practically all day long. It makes a perfect time for outdoor activities and visiting parks, museums, and historic sites without weather interruptions.

The worst time to visit New Delhi is between April and October. This falls in the hot season, and many weather interruptions are experienced. Temperatures get incredibly high and oppressing up to 102.2°F (39°C), making it almost unbearably hot. The hot season also suffers high wind speed of up to 11.9mph (19.2km/h) and the heavy rains experienced between June and September. Any outdoor engagements are downplayed by the extreme weather conditions making it the worst time to visit the city.

January in New Delhi is characterized by the lowest temperatures across the year indicating between 44.6°F (7°C) and 64.4°F (18°C) and relatively low humidity of 35%. With a zero percent occurrence of clouds during the month, the sun shines for an average of nine hours per day making it warm despite the low temperatures. Rainfall in January is minimal raining for an average of only two days the entire month to collect at 0.9" (22.9mm). The wind blows at an average speed of 6.5mph (10.5km/h) across the month. More »

In February, the rainfall is experienced only for an average of two days the entire month and is precipitated at an average of 0.7" (17.8mm). February is relatively a dry month considering the sun shines for up to ten hours a day on average. Temperatures rise a bit to get warmer and more pleasant with the lowest recording being 51.8°F (11°C) and the highest being 73.4°F (23°C). Expect more crowds to flock the city for moments in the great weather as it is less windy and humid at an average of 36%. More »

In March, the temperatures rise making it a warmer month compared to the past few months. Ranging between 59°F (15°C) and 82.4°F (28°C), March starts to feel hot already, but for all outdoor activities, the weather is manageable. Rainfall interruptions are expected but on a minimal scale of averagely one day the whole month with the rain measure collecting precipitation of only 0.5" (12.7mm) on average the entire month. With almost eleven hours of sunshine per day, average wind speed of 6.7mph (10.8km/h), and very minimal rainfall, March gets drier and hotter as the hot season approaches. More »

April is a transitional month into the hot season. It is one of the driest months in the year with very minimal rainfall that collects the only 0.3" (7.6mm) on average raining for not more than one day across the month. The sunshine hours rise to twelve, and the humidity reduces to 18%. Temperatures in April rise to make it even warmer with the lowest reading 71.6°F (22°C) and the highest reading 96.8°F (36°C). Umbrellas and sheds start to pop up around the city for cover from the heat. It is advisable to use sunscreen for protection from extreme reactions like sunburns. More »

May in New Delhi is the hottest month of the year with temperatures oppressively scorching at 78.8°F (26°C) on the lowest side and 102.2°F (39°C) on the highest side. With the rise in temperature, there comes an increase in sunshine hours to make an average of thirteen per day in the month dropping the average monthly humidity down to 14%. A slight rise in rainfall is experienced with a small increase in the average monthly rainy days to two and average monthly precipitation of 0.5" (12.7mm). The average monthly wind speed in May rises to 7.3mph (11.7km/h). More »

In June, there is a small rise in the average lowest temperature recording to 80.6°F (27°C) and a decrease in the highest average record to 98.6°F (37°C). It feels just as hot with twelve hours of sunshine per day on average, but a little cooler with incoming rains. The rain falls for up to four days averagely the whole month, and the rain gauge meter reads 2.9" (73.7mm). Humidity averages in June rise to 26%. The skies begin to darken with clouds as the rainy season approaches. More »

July humidity takes a spike to read 49% and experiences more cloudy skies. Rainfall is higher than before raining for eight days on average to collect high precipitation of 7.1" (180.3mm). This is one of the most humid months and the wettest month all year. The temperatures experienced range between 80.6°F (27°C) and 93.2°F (34°C) on average during the month. This is the time to stay indoors owing to weather interruptions on outdoors activities, from the high temperatures to the high rains. The sunshine hours in the month average eight per day. More »

August is still hot with the lowest temperature recording at 78.8°F (26°C) and the highest recording at 91.4°F (33°C). It starts to cool down as the hot season is coming to an end in the next few weeks. Rainfall is still high but decreases a little to an average of 6.8" (172.7mm) collected from a monthly average of eight rainy days. The sun shines for an average of eight hours per day; the lowest recorded in all the months of the year. This is the most humid month of the year with its average humidity reading 56%, the highest recording. More »

September in New Delhi experiences a slight drop in the humidity levels to 53% while the highest temperature recording remains steady at 91.4°F (33°C). The lowest temperature recording in the month drops to 75.2°F (24°C) on average. There is a sharp drop in the rainfall amount to approximately 4.6" (116.8mm) across the month collected from an average of only four rainy days. While September marks the official end of the rainy season, it experiences a rise in the number of sunshine hours per day to an average of nine. More »

October is a transitional month into the cold season. It is marked by a sharp increase in the average sunshine hours to eleven and a sharp decrease in the amount of rainfall. The rain falls for an average of only one day the entire month with the rain gauge meter reading a low 0.4" (10.2mm) on average. Humidity drops further to an average of 29% in October as does the average temperature that reads a low of 66.2°F (19°C) and a high of 87.8°F (31°C). This is relatively cooler with the wind speed dropping down to an average of 4.7mph (7.6km/h). More »

In New Delhi, November is the driest month of the year, with the wind blowing at an average of 4.5mph (7.2km/h) and relatively low humidity of 23%. Being the onset of the cold season, the temperatures drop to become mildly warm and pleasant. The most inferior recording of the temperature reads an average of 55.4°F (13°C) whereas the highest reading averages 80.6°F (27°C). The city experiences an upsurge of tourists seeking to partake of the beauty and magnificence of the city under the favorable weather. There is no heat nor rain interruption, as the rain in November precipitates at only 0.1" (2.5mm) across an average of less than a day, and the sun stays warm for up to ten hours across the day. More »

December is another lovely month in New Delhi. Rainfall experienced is quite minimal at an average of 0.4" (10.2mm) in the month and only one rainy day recorded all month. Without rain interruptions and warm sunshine for up to ten hours per day on average, enjoy warm, pleasant weather of temperatures ranging between 46.4°F (8°C) and 69.8°F (21°C) to visit the fantastic parks, museums, and all the historic sites of the India's capital. More »

Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is August (253.4mm).
Driest month (with lowest rainfall) is November (3.7mm).