Since Uttaranchal is located in midst of snow-clad mountains of Himalayas the climate in the state is bound to be chilly during the winter. The weather in Uttaranchal has wide Himalayan influence. During the month of December the temperature drops to 2.4 C while in the summers the average temperature hovers around 35--40 C.
Its during the summers that the hill stations of Nainital, Rishikesh and Haridwar offers the perfect recluse for travelers as the weather in Uttaranchal during those months remains warm. But the capital city of Dehradun witnesses an intense summer heat with temperatures some times reaching 40 C with high level of humidity making life quite difficult for the people.
When the mountains in the high hilly regions are covered with snow its impact is widely felt in the plains of Uttaranchal. Its important to note that the plains of the state experiences a tropical climate all through the year sharing striking similarity with Gangetic plains.
The climatic conditions in Uttaranchal particularly those areas which lies near the Himalayas are believed to posses Alpine environment with chilly winters. During the monsoons, weather in Uttaranchal is good with rains giving a new lease of life and making the vast dense jungles looking greener as never before.
The best time to visit Uttaranchal is from April to June or after the monsoons from September to mid-November. Sometimes there's mild snowfall during the summers in parts of the hilly regions of Uttaranchal. Thus, weather in Uttaranchal is known for its diverse climatic regions.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/12