Bhutan
Weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Bhutan

The best time to visit Bhutan is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Bhutan is 17°C in July and the lowest is 6°C in January.

Bhutan has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Bhutan or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Bhutan weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 6 7 9 11 14 16 17 17 16 13 10 7
Precipitation (mm) 6 17 30 42 67 93 148 127 75 32 8 6

Climate data from city: Thimphu




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Bhutan weather

The Bhutan weather for will be 30° till 36° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The Bhutan weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Thimphu.

5-day weather forecast Bhutan

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Thursday
30 june
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30°C
24°C
21.3 mm
90%
2 Bft
SSE
7
Friday
1 july
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31°C
24°C
17 mm
85%
2 Bft
WNW
10
Saturday
2 july
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33°C
25°C
18.7 mm
85%
2 Bft
W
11
Sunday
3 july
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34°C
26°C
9.8 mm
75%
2 Bft
W
10
Monday
4 july
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34°C
26°C
7.6 mm
70%
2 Bft
WNW
11

View the 14 day weather forecast for Bhutan


Climate Bhutan

Bhutan has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Bhutan is 12° degrees and there is about 651 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 139 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 3.

Bhutan

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 6 7 9 11 14 16 17 17 16 13 10 7
Night temp. (°C) -3 -1 1 5 8 11 12 12 10 6 2 0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 6 17 30 42 67 93 148 127 75 32 8 6
Days with rain 3 4 11 17 21 24 27 25 20 11 5 4
Days with snow 5 6 7 2 - - - - - - 3 4
Dry days 23 18 13 11 10 6 4 6 10 20 22 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 11 10 11 10 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2

Climate data from city: Thimphu

Bhutan weather by month

What is the average Bhutan weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan lies in a straight line about 10,202 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Thimphu).

How long is the flight to Bhutan?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Bhutan is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Bhutan?

These are the largest airports in Bhutan:

  • Paro Airport – Paro

How many inhabitants are there in Bhutan?

Bhutan has approximately 801,540 inhabitants.

How big is Bhutan?

The area of Bhutan is around 47,000 km². It is 26x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Bhutan?

The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu.

What is the currency of Bhutan?

In Bhutan the Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN), Indian rupee (INR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 30 June 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 4.79 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 1 Bhutanese ngultrum = 0.21 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 479.50 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 100 Bhutanese ngultrum = 20.86 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 4.81 Indian rupee
  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.21 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 480.73 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 20.81 South African rand

What is the area code of Bhutan?

The area code to call Bhutan is +975.