India weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit India

The best time to visit in India is from January until April and July until December, when you will have a pleasant till very hot temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in India is 42°C in May and the lowest is 21°C in January.

India has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in India 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 India by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 21 25 32 38 42 42 37 35 35 34 29 23
Precipitation (mm) 7 13 7 6 5 20 66 66 53 2 1 2
Climate data from city: New Delhi

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14 day weather forecast India

The weather for in India will be 36° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for India is based on the weather conditions in the city of New Delhi.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
27°
0.2 mm 20% 3 m/s 6
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
28°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
30°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 5
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
28°
14.6 mm 85% 3 m/s 7
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
26°
17.6 mm 85% 3 m/s 3
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
25°
3.0 mm 50% 3 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
36°
26°
4.0 mm 55% 2 m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
27°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
27°
0.7 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
0.3 mm 10% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
23°
8.8 mm 75% 5 m/s 2
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
22°
24.9 mm 90% 4 m/s 2
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
21°
21.1 mm 90% 4 m/s 2
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
22°
5.3 mm 65% 4 m/s 3

Climate India

India has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for India is 33° degrees and there is about 248 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 282 days a year with an average humidity of 42% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of India

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 21 25 32 38 42 42 37 35 35 34 29 23
Night temp. (°C) 9 11 17 23 29 31 29 28 26 23 18 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 7 13 7 6 5 20 66 66 53 2 1 2
Days with rain 2 4 4 4 3 6 14 15 9 1 1 1
Dry days 29 24 27 26 28 24 17 16 21 30 29 30
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 10 10 11 12 12 11 11 9 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 5 5 7 8 9 8 8 7 8 6 6 5
Climate data from city: New Delhi

India weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for India? 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 India?

India lies in a straight line about 8,817 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → New Delhi).

How long is the flight to India?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to India is approximately 12 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in India?

These are the largest airports in India:

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport – Kolkata
  • Chennai International Airport – Chennai
  • Kempegowda International Airport – Bangalore
  • Rajiv Gandhi International Airport – Hyderabad
  • Pune Airport – Pune
  • Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport – Lucknow
  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport – Patna
  • Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport – Indore
  • Vadodara Airport – Vadodara

How many inhabitants are there in India?

India has approximately 1,333,670,000 inhabitants.

How big is India?

The area of India is around 3,287,263 km². It is 3x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of India?

The capital of India is New Delhi.

What is the currency of India?

In India the Indian rupee (INR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 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 India?

The area code to call India is +91.