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Jaipur Weather And Best Time To Visit Jaipur
The climate of Jaipur can be described as semi-arid. It experiences weather extremes, as the summers are scorching and the winters can get extremely cold. The vicinity to the Thar Desert also influences the Jaipur weather. Summer in Jaipur begins by mid of March and continues till end-June. Monsoon sets in by July and continues till September. October sees the gradual advent of winter which extends till early March. During this particular period the temperatures are mild and the weather pleasant, making it the best time to visit Jaipur.
Summer (Mid-March to End-June)
The Jaipur weather during the summers is characterised by scorching heat and dryness. The maximum temperature reaches up to 45 °C or even beyond, while the average daily temperature is around 30 °C. However the nights are relatively cooler. Rainfall is extremely sparse during these months with the city receiving less than 10 mm of precipitation monthly.
Monsoon (July – September)
During monsoon, especially in the months of August and September, Jaipur experiences frequent and heavy showers and thunderstorms. The city receives approximately 650 mm of rainfall each year.
Winter (October – Early March)
October marks the gradual transition to winter. The weather is mild and pleasant in October, making it one of the best times to visit Jaipur and savour the unique sights and sounds of this stunning, picturesque city. The months of October/November are also the time when the major festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated, which attracts tourists from all over India and abroad. Some other festivals that showcase the heritage and culture of this great and splendid city is the Elephant Festival, the Kite Festival (on Makar Sankranti), the Gangaur Festival (shortly after Holi) and the Camel Festival. These festivals make for an unforgettable experience and add to the reasons why October-March is the best time to visit Jaipur.
The average high temperature during October-November is about 30°C, while the average low is about 20°C. From December – January, the average high is about 15-20°C whereas the average low drops to below 10°C. During winter there is also occasional cold waves lead to temperatures near freezing. Another feature of the Jaipur weather in winter is the dense fog cover in early mornings, which often causes road and air traffic disruption.