Weather in Sikkim

Weather in Sikkim

Climate

Sikkims geographical location with its altitudinal variation allows it to have tropical, temperate and alpine climatic conditions within its small area of 7,096 kms.

Temperature conditions vary from sub-tropical in the southern lower parts to cold deserts in the snowy north. It is also the most humid region in the whole range of the Himalayas, because of its proximity to the Bay of Bengal and direct exposure to Southern monsoon. 

Cold Winters in the month of November to February with minimum temperatures dipping to 4 centigrade during January - February. It is between the month of March and early May when sunshine is quite abundant. Though summer is officially from May to October, Sikkim is almost always wet due to the heavy monsoons, with rains at times continuing for days on ends.

A peculiar feature of Sikkim weather is that though there is a classification of sorts of the various seasons, actually experiences a cold winter from end of November to February and monsoons throughout the year with a little respite during May - June and October - November. Even the winter months can be irritatingly wet and damp with the unpredictable showers.

Biting cold is experienced at higher altitudes of 10,000 ft plus. The temperature rarely rises above 15 degree centigrade and heavy snowfall occurs during the winter months. Some also receive snowfall during April or mid-November.

Best Season To Visit sikkim
March to June and September to December for both Trekking and Tours

Maximum Summer Temperatue
28 Degree Centigrade in the Low Altitude Region & 14 Degree Centigrade in High Altitude Region

Minimum Winter Temperature
0 Degree Centigrade in Low Altitude Region & minus 15 to 20 Degree Centigrade in High Altitude Region

A Rainfall
325 cm. RF / Year.