Climate

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Climate

The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons: summer, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter.

Summer extends from April to June, and is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32°C to 45°C. In western Rajasthan the temperature may rise even to 48°C, particularly in May and June. At this time, Rajasthan's only hill station, Mt Abu registers the lowest temperatures. In the desert regions, the temperatures drop at night. Prevailing winds are from the west and sometimes carry dust storms (we call them aandhi).

The second season, Monsoon, extends from July to September. Temperature drops, but humidity increases, even when there is slight drop in the temperature (35°C to 40°C). 90 percent of rains occur during this period.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 °C to 38 °C, and the minimum is between 18 °C and 20 °C.

Winter season extends from December to March. There is a marked variation in maximum and minimum temperatures and regional variations across the State. January is the coldest month of the year. The temperature may drop to 0°C in some cities of Rajasthan like Churu. There is slight precipitation in the north and northeastern region of the State, and light winds, predominantly from the north and northeast. At this time, relative humidity ranges from 50 percent to 60 percent in the morning and 25 percent to 35 percent in the afternoon.

Temperature & Rainfall

January to March
50F - 80F
10 °C - 27 °C
4MM - 7MM

April to June
75F - 105F
24 °C - 45 °C
11MM - 30MM

July to September
70F - 95F
21 °C - 35 °C
100MM - 165MM

October to December
55F - 85F
13 °C - 30 °C
3MM - 8MM

These are average temperatures and rainfall of Rajasthan, and may vary for each city.