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Weather and Climate in India

Indian weather and climate conditions are very diverse and can reach extremes. The climate of India is essentially a temperate one. India lies to the north of Equator, so the southern part of India is usually much warmer than the rest of India. Also, water bodies flank India on three sides thus giving the peninsular region a maritime climate. The weather of India changes every now and then thus giving the people the much-needed relief from the extreme weather conditions. Check out the main seasons of India and decide when is the best time for your visit.

Summer Season in India

The duration of summer in India is from March to June. It is mildly pleasant in March, a bit uncomfortable in April, hot in May and scorching in June. The temperature in the plains of northern India can go upto 45o Celsius. The southern region is equally hot. This is the time when people pack their bags and head off to the hills and valleys where it is relatively cooler.

Monsoons in India

The Monsoon season in India usually lasts from the month of June to that of September. During this time, most of the areas in the country get their share of rainfall, which leaves a hue of greenery in its wake. The South West Monsoon enters India through the coast of Kerala and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and passing through Mumbai, central India and eastern India, reaches other parts of North and N West India. During the months of October to November, some parts of South India experience rains in the form of the northeast monsoon.

Winter Season

The winters in India can get really chilly. It becomes bone chilling during the months of November to February. The northern part of India experiences harsh weather conditions with cold wave sweeping almost entire northern regions and central parts of India. The hilly areas experience sub-zero temperature conditions.