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Climate in New Delhi (Delhi NCR), India

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc.

Forecast for New Delhi

Sun   May 26
45°C | 29°C
NW 11 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

Mon   May 27
45°C | 29°C
W 7 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

Tue   May 28
45°C | 28°C
W 7 km/h
clear and no rain

clear and no rain

The best time of year to visit New Delhi in India

New Delhi has a warm China climate. This climate is characterized by a very wet summer and dry winter. Starting June humidity rises kicking off the rainy season. This in combination with warm temperature is far from pleasant.

It cools off in November when the short winter starts. From November until February is the best time of year to visit New Delhi. However in January it often tends to be foggy. In March, the wind is mainly from the north-west. It brings very hot air and the temperature is very high again from March to October. Starting April temperatures in New Delhi often exceed 40°C.

During the months of January, February and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which months have the greatest rainfall in New Delhi?
    Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in July and August.
  • Does New Delhi have a dry season?
    Yes, the months of April, October, November and December are very dry.
  • Which is the warmest month in New Delhi?
    May has an average maximum temperature of 41°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in New Delhi?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 21°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in New Delhi?
    July tops the wettest month list with 202 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in New Delhi?
    November is the driest month with 6 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in New Delhi?
    May is the sunniest month with an average of 286 hours of sunshine.

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