Summer Temperature: Maximum 25°C, Minimum 8°C
Winter Temperature: Maximum 5°C, Minimum 0°C
Rainfall: 281.8 cm
Best Time To Visit: April-June and September-December
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful cities of West Bengal. Nestled amidst the Eastern Himalayas, it not only offers you pleasing scenic grandeur, but also an experience of being amongst an area so unique and so different from the other parts of the country. The joy of riding in the toy train and pleasure of wandering in premium quality tea gardens and timber lands is the special feature of Darjeeling that no tourist spot other than can offer. Darjeeling also serves as a pleasant getaway from the scorching heat of summers in the plains. The climate of Darjeeling can be divided into five distinct seasons, namely spring, summer, autumn, winter, and monsoons. Let us know more about Darjeeling weather.
In Darjeeling, summers are moderate and last from May to June. The maximum temperature rarely crosses 25°C, while the minimum temperature is around 8°C. Still, the average summer temperature in Darjeeling ranges between 8°C and 15°C. Thus, summers here are obliviously very pleasing especially, if you have moved to the hill resort from some scorching or humid plain land.
In Darjeeling, summer is followed by monsoon, which lasts until September. The monsoon brings heavy torrential rains, which might cause landslides. Sometimes, these heavy rains continue all day long. The average annual precipitation here is 281.8 cm, with the highest rainfall occurring in the month of July. In Monsoon, all the adventure activities, like trekking and mountaineering, come to a halt.
The winter in Darjeeling is much colder when compared to plains of West Bengal. The average temperature is around 5°C. However, at times, it may dip below 0°C also, making the cold unbearable and harsh. Darjeeling is generally masked in haze and smog during winter. If you are one of those who love to enjoy the beauty of nature amidst cold conditions, winter is surely the time to visit this place.