Climate and monthly weather forecast
Nepalgunj, Nepal


The climate of Nepalgunj

Nestled in the south of the majestic Himalayan country of Nepal, Nepalgunj experiences a Humid subtropical climate, designated as Cwa by the Köppen climate classification. This climate comes under the subtropical highland class of humid climates, characterized by a dry winter and a very wet summer.

Throughout the year, Nepalgunj experiences temperature fluctuations from a mild 9°C (48.2°F) during the coldest months to a scorching 37.4°C (99.3°F) at the peak of the hot season. The city also faces a significant variation in the amount of rainfall it receives, monthly average toggles between a barely-noticeable 5mm (0.2") to a torrential 431mm (16.97"). Further embellishing this climatic orchestra, Nepalgunj sees daylight hours range from a minimum of 10.4 hours to a maximum of 13.9 hours over the course of the year.

Most prominent among these patterns is the drastic increase in rainfall from May to July, coupled with a corresponding rise in temperature. By contrast, the period from November to January exhibits a dual decline in both temperature and precipitation, marking out the dry winter characteristic of the Cwa climate classification.

The best time to visit Nepalgunj

Considering the city's climate patterns, the optimal season for visiting Nepalgunj is from November to February. During this time, temperatures range between a minimum of 10.5°C (50.9°F) to a maximum of 28°C (82.4°F), providing a comfortable climate for sightseeing. Rainfall is also at its lowest during these months, with an average precipitation reaching a mere 5mm (0.2") in November and 12mm (0.47") in December, reducing the chance of travel disruptions due to inclement weather condition.

The worst time to visit Nepalgunj

The months of June to August present the most challenging weather conditions for visitors in Nepalgunj. This period is characterized by both high temperatures, reaching up to 36.5°C (97.7°F), and heavy rainfall, with monthly average precipitation peaking at a whopping 431mm (16.97") in July. The high heat and humid conditions may pose difficulties, especially for those unaccustomed to such weather.

Spring weather in Nepalgunj

Spring in Nepalgunj, stretching between March and May, is marked by rapidly increasing temperatures. Starting with a minimum of 15.8°C (60.4°F) and maximum of 30.9°C (87.6°F) in March, it spikes up to a low of 24.6°C (76.3°F) and a high of 37.4°C (99.3°F) by May. Concurrently, rainfall begins to rise as well, transitioning from a relatively drier 15mm (0.59") in March to a wetter 71mm (2.8") in May.

Summer weather in Nepalgunj

Extreme heat and abundant rainfall dominate Nepalgunj's summers, which occur from June to August. Daytime temperatures typically hover from 26.4°C (79.5°F) to 36.5°C (97.7°F) or higher. Bulging storm clouds also become an everyday sight, leading to heavy downpours, especially in July when rainfall volume ascends to an impressive 431mm (16.97") on average. This is clearly the monsoon season, characterized by hot, wet days and cool, wet nights.

Autumn weather in Nepalgunj

Autumn in Nepalgunj, transpiring from September to November, brings a steady decline in temperature and levels of precipitation. Average temperatures fall gradually from a maximum of 32.5°C (90.5°F) in September to 28°C (82.4°F) in November. Similarly, rainfall decreases from 235mm (9.25") in September to around 5mm (0.2") in November.

Winter weather in Nepalgunj

Winter, encapsulating the months of December to February, is the coolest season in Nepalgunj. Temperatures during these months vary between a cool 9°C (48.2°F) to a moderately warm 23.4°C (74.1°F). Accompanying the chill, the city becomes arid, receiving an average rainfall of 12mm (0.47") in December, which further decline in the following months. Winter features shorter days, with daylight ranging from 10.4 hours in December to 11.2 hours in February.

Weather in January

Despite the winter cold, Nepalgunj still experiences temperate conditions. January is the coldest month, with temperatures varying from 9°C (48.2°F) at night to 20.9°C (69.6°F) during the day. The city begins the year under remarkably cool conditions compared to the relatively scorching weather of the summer months. Weather in January »

Weather in February

The weather in February tends to be milder than in January. Temperatures progress upward, yet remain pleasant for outdoor activities. The amount of daylight also increases over the course of the month. Although February's rainfall level is relatively low, it is at 24mm (0.94") slightly higher than in the preceding month. Weather in February »

Weather in March

As the transition period between winter and summer, March brings a noticeable increase in warmth. March sees average temperatures ranging from 15.8°C (60.4°F) to 30.9°C (87.6°F). The months preceding and following March, February and April respectively, see lower average temperatures. Weather in March »

Weather in April

As Nepalgunj moves closer to the peak of summer, April arrives with higher temperatures and long sunny days. Voracious warmth between 20.8°C (69.4°F) and 36.5°C (97.7°F) is the standard feature for this month. Rising temperatures in April achieve their zenith in May. Weather in April »

Weather in May

Welcome to the pre-monsoon period, as May brings with it harsh heat and a sudden surge in rainfall. This surge sees the amount of rain leap to 71mm (2.8"). The striking contrast between the temperatures and rainfall from April to May is dramatic. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June arrives, and with it comes the onset of the monsoon season. The temperatures stay high, but the significant feature of June is the beginning of the monsoon rains. Monsoon rains amplify the rainfall from May's 71mm (2.8") to June's robust 199mm (7.83"). Weather in June »

Weather in July

July, the heart of the monsoon season, features both the year's highest temperatures and highest rainfall levels. The rainfall in July attains a staggering 431mm (16.97"). The dramatic rise in rainfall from June to July firmly establishes July as the month of heaviest rainfall. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August continues the monsoon season albeit with a slight decrease in rainfall. The incessant rainfall, while lower than July's record totals, remains substantial throughout August. The slight decline in rainfall from 431mm (16.97") in July to 354mm (13.94") in August marks the beginning of the monsoon retreat. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September sees the conclusion of the monsoon season as the city experiences a drastic reduction in rainfall to 235mm (9.25"). Average temperatures and daylight hours start their decline, signalling the onset of autumn. September offers respite from the height of the sweltering summer heat and torrential monsoon rains encountered in the previous months. Weather in September »

Weather in October

In October, Nepalgunj enters the autumn season, characterized by cooler temperatures and significantly reduced rainfall. Rainfall decreases dramatically from September's 235mm (9.25") to merely 58mm (2.28") in October. An arid spell follows the heavy monsoon rainfall, offering a much-needed break. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November brings further cooling and drying, setting the stage for the upcoming winter season. November's rainfall total is merely 5mm (0.2"), maintaining the trend of rainfall reduction established in October. November's relatively dry, cool daytime temperatures contrast sharply with the preceding monsoon summer months. Weather in November »

Weather in December

In the final month of the year, December, winter settles firmly over Nepalgunj. December's temperatures provide a stark contrast to the blistering heat of the summer months. The cool weather dominates, with rainfall remaining low at 12mm (0.47"). Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Nepalgunj?

January, with an average high of 20.9°C (69.6°F) and a low of 9°C (48.2°F), signifies the coldest month of the year in Nepalgunj.

How much does it rain in Nepalgunj?

During the entire year, Nepalgunj aggregates up to 1444mm (56.85") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Nepalgunj?

May is Nepalgunj's warmest month, registering average high temperatures of 37.4°C (99.3°F) and lows of 24.6°C (76.3°F).

When are the longest days in Nepalgunj?

With an average of 13h and 54min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Nepalgunj, Nepal.

What is the wettest month in Nepalgunj?

July is the month with the most rainfall, with 431mm (16.97") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the driest month in Nepalgunj?

November is the month with the least rainfall in Nepalgunj, with 5mm (0.2") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Nepalgunj?

December has the shortest days of the year in Nepalgunj, with an average of 10h and 24min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Nepalgunj?

Nepalgunj does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). +0545 timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Nepalgunj, Nepal

Average temperature - Nepalgunj, Nepal

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (37.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.9°C).

The months with the highest average low temperature are June, July and August (26.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9°C).

Average rainfall
Nepalgunj, Nepal

Average rainfall - Nepalgunj, Nepal

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (430.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (5.1mm).

Average daylight
Nepalgunj, Nepal

Average daylight - Nepalgunj, Nepal

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 24min).

Nepalgunj, Nepal

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