Pokhara weather in May (Nepal)

What can you expect from the weather in Pokhara during May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Pokhara generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 25°C, while nights can cool down to about 14°C.

Pokhara in May falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 359 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 5 days of the month will see rainfall.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Pokhara. July generally stands out with the best circumstances. While May, June, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Pokhara climate page with graphs.


Pokhara, monthly averages in May

Min Temperature 14°C  
Max Temperature 25°C  
Chance of Rain 16%  
Precipitation 359 mm  
Rainy days 5 days  
Windspeed 4 km/h  

Where to go in Nepal in May

Find out more about the weather in Nepal in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Pokhara in May?

For visitors traveling to Pokhara, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.


Interested in more climate information?

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Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Nepal? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Nepal. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.