Climate and Average Weather in Bhutan
The small Asian country of Bhutan lies partly in the Himalayan Mountains and some part in the subtropical lowlands. The difference in height causes different climate zones. From a subtropical climate in the south to temperate in the highlands and a polar-type climate with year-round snow in the north. The weather in Bhutan is quite unpredictable and can vary greatly by location and from day to day.
Because of its location in the Himalayas, Bhutan is often mistakenly thought to be cold. In winter it is indeed cold on the high peaks, but at the moderate altitudes it generally only comes to light or sometimes moderate frosts during the night. Even during the winter months, daytime temperatures easily reach 4 to 10 degrees Celsius (39 - 50 °F). Locally, it can even get much warmer.
If you want to travel around Bhutan we would pick two specific periods for this. The first period is from early March to the second half of April. The weather is then fine in large parts of the country, with the note that it can still be mean cold in the highest mountain areas, especially during the night. A second good period to travel to Bhutan is between mid-October and mid-November. The monsoon is then over and the serious cold does not yet present itself in the higher regions.
Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperatures over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.