Bhagalpur Weather And Best Time To Visit Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur in Bihar is located on the southern banks of the River Ganges. Also known as the Silk City, Bhagalpur today is a major centre for education, commerce and politics. It is also on the list for further development under the country’s Smart City Program. The plains are very fertile and the river here is home to the Gangetic Dolphin. The weather in Bhagalpur is warm and temperate. The best time to visit Bhagalpur is from December to February when it is nice and cold for taking long walks and generally touring the best spots.
The summers in Bhagalpur are hot but there could be a fair amount of rainfall too. May is the hottest period of the year in Bhagalpur with temperatures upwards of 28°C and dust storms are not uncommon during the period just before the rains. The dust storms can be quite strong at times and wind speeds of 60 km per hour are fairly common. These storms continue till June with varying frequency and force. The monsoon seems to quite down these storms and usher in cooling breezes.
The average rainfall of Bhagalpur is about 1111mm. The maximum precipitation takes place between June and September with July and August receiving almost 250mm of precipitation on an average. The difference in precipitation between the wettest months and driest months could be as high as 248mm. The variation in temperature throughout the year could be about 14.4 °C. However, the rains bring the dust levels down and all is green again. This weather ushers in the tourist season.
The months between December and February are ideal for visiting Bhagalpur although visitors start trooping in the month of October, which is also reasonably cool. The weather during October and November is generally pleasant. The days remain warm and bright but the sun is not very hot. Once the sun sets the temperature drops rapidly, especially by the end of November and the beginning of December. Unusually cold winters have been experienced in these parts. It is therefore safer to come prepared with woollens. Normally January with temperatures around 17.1°C is the coldest month.