The largest city in Madhya Pradesh, Indore is situated on the Malwa plateau, just south of the Satpura range. After independence, the city served as the summer capital of the erstwhile state of Madhya Bharat, before the latter was merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956. Brainchild of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar, the place has today evolved as one of the most developed cities of Madhya Pradesh and serves as the commercial capital of the state. Regarding climatic conditions, the location of the place, in Central India and away from any major water bodies, makes it experience an extreme type of climate. Here, we bring information on the weather and climate of Indore.
Summers in Indore last from April to June. During these months, daytime
temperature normally remains around 35oC to 40oC
and the days are very hot and sultry. The mercury level may sometimes
reach unbearable heights, with the maximum summer mid-day temperature
soaring to 45oC. However, because of its location in the
southern edge of the Malwa plateau, Indore experiences a cool evening
breeze called 'Shab-e-Malwa, which makes the summer nights very pleasant
The large seasonal variations that are associated with the Malwa region
are also noticed during winters in Indore. The winter season generally
begins in the month of November and stretches on till the month of
February. In the course of this season, the temperature generally hovers
around 10oC. During the peak winter months, the temperature
can be spine-chilling during the night and may drop down to as low as 2oC
to 3oC. The minimum temperature ever recorded in Indore is
During the months of July, August and September, Indore experiences
south-western monsoon rains. Rainfall may happen in the form of mild
drizzle or heavy torrents. Monsoons are moderate, with the average
rainfall remaining somewhere around 760 - 890 mm (30-35 inches).
Nonetheless, the beauty of the place can be best experienced in the
post-monsoon season and during the winters. The best time to visit
Indore is anytime between the months of october and March.