Climate in Kathmandu, Nepal

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from nearest weather station: Katmandu, Nepal (4 KM, 2 Miles).

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Monthly precipitation

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

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Weather Forecasts for Kathmandu

WED Apr 21
26°C | 11°C

Patchy rain possible

THU Apr 22
28°C | 14°C

Partly cloudy

FRI Apr 23
34°C | 17°C

Sunny

The best time of year to visit Kathmandu in Nepal

Although you can visit Kathmandu year round the best time to visit would be from October till Mai. The months October and November are high season. Most of the big monsoon rains have disappeared, the sky is clear and the view of the Himalaya's is amazing.

Also the months December and January are great months to visit. The sky is still clear, but it will be pretty cold at night. Spring (March and April) would be the most ideal time to visit. June till September are the months with most rain (rainy season). These months are best to be avoided.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of March and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • The hottest season / summer is in April, May, June, July, August and September.
  • A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the month of: June, July, August and September.
  • Kathmandu has dry periods in January, February, November and December.
  • The warmest month is May with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).

  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 18°C (64°F).
  • July is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • December is the driest month.
  • April is the most sunny month.
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