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Climate of Kathmandu, Nepal Average Weather

Kathmandu Climate Graph
  • Kathmandu, Nepal is at 27°42'N, 85°22'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 (Köppen-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 annual 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/m² (32.94 Gallons/ft²).
  • 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.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Kathmandu you would come out nearest to the climate station at Isla De Pascua-Mataveri, Chile where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

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 10:34 11:09 11:56 12:47 13:29 13:50 13:41 13:05 12:16 11:26 10:44 10:24   12:00
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)

Climate of Kathmandu, Nepal Discussion

We are pleased to announce the release of the new discussion section. Here you will discover a wealth of knowledge about the various aspects of the local climate presented by our international community. We would like to invite you to help get discussion started by visiting those locations you are familiar with. Is there something noteworthy about the climate there that you can enlighten us about? Discussion is subdivided into specific topics such as the months of the year and aspects such as day length and temperature. When you have an idea of something fascinating to share please visit the specific page most fitting and add your post using the simple interface. No registration or third party network login is necessary.

Discussion (1)

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