Nepal Weather

3-Day Weather Forecast of Major Cities
Nepal Climate & Weather Facts
  • Climatic Zone(s): plateau climate zone, temperate zone, tropical and subtropical monsoon climate zone
  • Climatic Features: warm but haze spring, rainy summer, clear and pleasant autumn, cold winter
  • Average Temperature: 11℃ - 24℃ (51.8℉ - 75.2℉) 
  • Warmest Month: June; Hottest City: Janakpur: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Coolest Month: January; Coldest Destination: Mt.Everest Base Camp: -20℃ (-4℉)
  • What is the weather like in Nepal?
    The weather of Nepal varies from region to region because of altitude influence and various landscapes including mountains, hills, plains and valleys. The north of Nepal is in the alpine region with lower temperature and mountain tops covered by snow all year round. The climate in the central valley is generally warm and mild. The weather in southern plains is hot all year round.
  • Best time to visit: September to November
Nepal Seasons - Temperature & Clothing Guide
February - May
  4- 28℃ (39.2 - 82.4℉)
Clothes to Wear:
thin shirt, long dress, light pants, thin jacket
June - August
  19- 28℃ (66.2 - 82.4℉)
Clothes to Wear:
thin clothes like t-shirt and dress, waterproof shoes
September - November
   7- 27℃ (44.6 - 80.6℉)
Clothes to Wear:
shirts, jackets, pants, overcoats, hoodies
December - January
2- 20℃ (35.6 - 68℉)
Clothes to Wear:
shirts, sweaters, thin jackets or windproof coats
Monthly Weather of Nepal - Temperature & Rainfall
Monsoon Season in Nepal
Nepal suffers from monsoon every summer and the rainfall of the year almost concentrates on these months. Heavy rain could cause the landslide, flood and other disasters, which may lead to flight delay and muddy roads, bringing inconvenience for tourists.
Regional Weather of Nepal
North Nepal
  • Major Destinations: Sagarmatha National Park, LangTang National Park, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Weather Review: Most areas of the northern Nepal are snow-capped around the year; the lowest temperature in winter
    can reach -41℃(-105.8℉). The frequent rains in summer may lead to muddy trekking trails. Spring and autumn are the best time to visit here.

Central Nepal
  • Major Destinations: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Pokhara, Lumbini, Nagarkot, Lalitpur
  • Weather Review: The weather of central Nepal is generally mild all year round due to the location in Kathmandu Valley (see also Kathmandu weather). The year round temperature does not differ greatly, with the average annual temperature of 8-25℃(46.4-77℉). It is a year-round travel place for tourists.

South Nepal
  • Major Destinations: Chitwan, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Dharan, Hetauda, Bharatpur
  • Weather Review: The weather of the southern region is hot throughout the year; the highest temperature is up to 45℃(113℉) in summer and the temperature is moderate in winter.