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Kathmandu Climate & Temperature

  • Kathmandu, Nepal is at 2742'N, 8522'E, 1337 m (4386 ft). See map.
  • Kathmandu has a humid subtropical hot summer climate that is mild with dry winters, hot humid summers and moderate seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cwa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Kathmandu is situated in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 14.5 °C (26.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 19.7°C (67.4°F) on average falling to 2°C (35.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 27.3°C (81.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 11°C (51.8°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 28.3°C (83°F) and average low temperatures are 19.3°C (66.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 26°C (78.8°F) during the day and lows of 12.3°C (54.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1343 mm (52.9 inches) which is equivalent to 1343 Litres/m (32.94 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2556 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Kathmandu you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Isla De Pascua-Mataveri, Chile where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 18 (64) 21 (70) 24 (75) 28 (82) 30 (86) 29 (84) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 27 (81) 23 (73) 20 (68) 25 (78)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (49) 12 (54) 16 (60) 20 (67) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (74) 23 (73) 20 (67) 15 (59) 11 (52) 18 (65)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 3 (37) 7 (45) 11 (52) 15 (59) 19 (66) 20 (68) 19 (66) 18 (64) 12 (54) 7 (45) 2 (36) 11 (52)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 7 (0) 16 (1) 36 (1) 52 (2) 99 (4) 198 (8) 378 (15) 345 (14) 168 (7) 37 (1) 5 (0) 2 (0) 1343 (53)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 1 (3%) 5 (18%) 2 (6%) 6 (20%) 10 (32%) 15 (50%) 21 (68%) 20 (65%) 12 (40%) 4 (13%) 1 (3%) 0.5 (2%)   97.5 (27%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 07:11 08:59 08:23 07:42 07:23 06:12 04:23 05:07 04:24 08:07 08:08 08:03   06:59
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10h 34' 11h 09' 11h 56' 12h 47' 13h 29' 13h 50' 13h 41' 13h 05' 12h 16' 11h 26' 10h 44' 10h 24'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 69 (31) 81 (19) 71 (29) 61 (39) 55 (45) 45 (55) 32 (68) 40 (60) 36 (64) 72 (28) 77 (23) 78 (22)   58 (42)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 42.3 51.6 62.5 74.1 82.4 85.7 82.6 74.4 63 51.5 42.3 38.9   62.6

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Kathmandu Climate Graph in Metric Units

Kathmandu Climate Graph

Kathmandu Climograph in English Units

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Topic: Climate of Kathmandu, Nepal
bimochan says...
i want daily rainfall records in mm of july till today
22nd July 2014 2:33am
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