Nepal weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Nepal

The best time to visit in Nepal is from March until May and October, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Nepal is 26°C in June and the lowest is 15°C in January.

Nepal has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Nepal 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 Nepal by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 17 21 24 25 26 24 24 23 22 19 16
Precipitation (mm) 12 28 26 67 149 211 340 298 165 67 11 5
Climate data from city: Kathmandu

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14 day weather forecast Nepal

The weather for in Nepal will be 21° till 24° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Nepal is based on the weather conditions in the city of Kathmandu.

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 16 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
17°
0.4 mm 25% 1 m/s 0
Friday 17 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
17°
3.3 mm 50% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 18 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
16°
1.1 mm 25% 1 m/s 6
Sunday 19 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
7.3 mm 70% 1 m/s 5
Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
18°
36.8 mm 90% 1 m/s 6
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
18°
46.0 mm 95% 1 m/s 5
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
17°
22.6 mm 90% 1 m/s 5

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
17°
23.4 mm 90% 1 m/s 5
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
17°
13.3 mm 80% 1 m/s 6
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
9.4 mm 75% 1 m/s 5
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
17°
1.1 mm 25% 1 m/s 4
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
18°
9.6 mm 75% 1 m/s 7
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
18°
6.7 mm 70% 1 m/s 6
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
7.1 mm 70% 1 m/s 3

Climate Nepal

Nepal has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Nepal is 21° degrees and there is about 1377 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 152 days a year with an average humidity of 61% and an UV-index of 4.

Climate table of Nepal

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 17 21 24 25 26 24 24 23 22 19 16
Night temp. (°C) 3 5 9 12 15 17 18 17 15 11 7 4
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 28 26 67 149 211 340 298 165 67 11 5
Days with rain 4 6 8 13 23 25 31 30 27 17 5 4
Dry days 27 22 23 17 8 5 - 1 3 14 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 10 12 12 12 9 10 10 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2
UV-index 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3
Climate data from city: Kathmandu

Nepal weather by month

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

Nepal lies in a straight line about 9,784 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Kathmandu).

How long is the flight to Nepal?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Nepal is approximately 13 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Nepal?

These are the largest airports in Nepal:

How many inhabitants are there in Nepal?

Nepal has approximately 28,825,709 inhabitants.

How big is Nepal?

The area of Nepal is around 147,181 km². It is 8x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Nepal?

The capital of Nepal is Kathmandu.

What is the currency of Nepal?

In Nepal the Nepalese rupee (NPR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 16 September 2021

  • 1 Nepalese rupee = 7.67 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.13 Nepalese rupee
  • 10 Nepalese rupee = 76.72 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 1.30 Nepalese rupee
  • 100 Nepalese rupee = 767.20 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 13.03 Nepalese rupee

What is the area code of Nepal?

The area code to call Nepal is +977.