Bhutan weather

Bhutan, though a small country, has a varied climate. Bhutan weather changes according to the landscape which ranges from subtropical valleys to snow covered peaks. Days are generally pleasant and sunny, however, once the sun sets, it can get really cold, especially in winter. Keep warm woolen clothing handy.

The temperature in Bhutan drops noticeably as one travels from the lower altitudes in the south to the high Himalayan regions in the north. The southern border areas are the hottest and have tropical conditions. Mercury rises above 30 °C in summer (mid-May to August) though in winter (December to February) it dips to about 15 °C. Northern regions experience severe winters and mild summers (average temperatures range from 0 °C to 10 °C) with snow a permanent feature in areas bordering Tibet. In the central regions of Bhutan, a pleasant temperate climate is a norm throughout the year.

Autumn (late September through November) is the best time to visit Bhutan. The weather in Bhutan at this time is ideal for trekking and sightseeing, there is a lot of sunshine and very little rain. This is also the time when many colorful traditional festivals are held. Spring (March to May), when the country looks at its vibrant best, is another popular tourist season. Flowers are in full bloom and the weather is good.

Though showers can occur any time of the year in Bhutan, it really pours during the monsoon season (June to September) which coincides with the summer. Humidity is high, particularly in the southern regions and flash floods and landslides are not uncommon.

Average Year Round Temperature

Month

*c

Paro

Thimphu

Punakha

Wangdue

Trongsa

Bumthang

Mongar

Trashigang

Jan

Max

9.4

12.3

16.1

17

13

10.8

15.5

20.4

 

Min

-5.8

-2.6

4.2

4.3

-2

-5.1

8.2

10.5

Feb

Max

13.4

14.4

19.6

19

13.9

10

15.9

21.7

 

Min

1.5

0.6

5.3

7.8

0.4

-1.4

8.3

11.5

March

Max

14.5

16.4

21.12

22.8

16.7

16.2

20

24.8

 

Min

0.6

3.9

9.2

2.4

4.4

3.5

11.6

14.4

April

Max

17.6

20.2

24.4

26.2

20.1

18.7

22.8

28.3

 

Min

4.6

7.1

11.2

12.9

6.6

3.9

14

17

May

Max

23.5

22.5

27.2

29.1

21

21.3

25.1

30.1

 

Min

10.6

13.1

14.8

17.7

11.6

9.5

17.4

20.6

June

Max

25.4

24.4

31.2

29.2

22.2

22.5

26.1

30.7

 

Min

14.1

15.2

19.5

20.1

13.6

3.5

19.5

22.6

July

Max

26.8

18.91

32

18.2

25.3

14.1

16.1

31.5

 

Min

14.9

3.4

21.6

16.2

15.3

10.9

15.8

23.1

Aug

Max

25.3

25

31.4

29.1

23.8

23

25.4

30.2

 

Min

14.7

15.8

19.8

20

15

13.7

19.6

22.7

Sept

Max

23.4

23.1

29.9

27.5

22.6

21.6

24.7

30

 

Min

11.7

15

20.4

19.1

14.2

12.1

19.4

23.9

Oct

Max

18.7

21.9

27.8

26.1

21.8

19.5

22.7

29.1

 

Min

7.4

10.4

18.9

14.7

11.7

5.9

15.8

17.7

Nov

Max

13.9

17.9

22.3

22.6

19.8

16.1

19.9

26.1

 

Min

1.4

5

13

9.6

6.4

-0.5

11.2

13.6

Dec

Max

11.2

14.5

15

19.1

18.2

12.3

15.7

23

 

Min

-1.7

-1.1

7.9

6.3

2.5

-2.3


Six-day forecast (Details)°F | °C
Friday
Jan 25
Hi:  5°C
Lo:  -4°C
Saturday
Jan 26
Hi:  1°C
Lo:  -3°C
Sunday
Jan 27
Hi:  4°C
Lo:  -6°C
Monday
Jan 28
Hi:  4°C
Lo:  -9°C
Tuesday
Jan 29
Hi:  3°C
Lo:  -10°C
Wednesday
Jan 30
Hi:  6°C
Lo:  -12°C