Bhutan weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Bhutan

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather Bhutan 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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14 day weather forecast Bhutan

The weather for in Bhutan will be 21° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
10°
5.8 mm 65% 2 m/s 1
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
5.0 mm 85% 1 m/s 6
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
11°
1.2 mm 30% 2 m/s 9
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
11°
2.8 mm 50% 2 m/s 9
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
11°
7.9 mm 70% 1 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
13.1 mm 95% 1 m/s 7
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
16.5 mm 95% 1 m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
3.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 4
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
6.7 mm 85% 1 m/s 5
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
11°
7.4 mm 70% 1 m/s 7
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
10°
3.0 mm 75% 2 m/s 7
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
10°
4.3 mm 80% 2 m/s 7
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
7.3 mm 90% 2 m/s 4
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
5.6 mm 85% 2 m/s 4

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Bhutan? 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 16 September 2021

  • 1 Bhutanese ngultrum = 4.79 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.21 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 10 Bhutanese ngultrum = 47.95 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 2.09 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 100 Bhutanese ngultrum = 479.50 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 20.86 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 1 Indian rupee = 4.81 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.21 Indian rupee
  • 10 Indian rupee = 48.07 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 2.08 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 480.73 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 20.81 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Bhutan?

The area code to call Bhutan is +975.