Chandigarh is snuggled in the lap of the Shivalik range of Himalayas. This city experiences a humid subtropical climate and the best time to visit Chandigarh is during the autumn season when the city experiences pleasant and comfortable weather. Take a look at the brief of the weather conditions in the Chandigarh and plan your Chandigarh trip accordingly.
The summer season in Chandigarh begins in March and continues till June. The temperature ranges from 40 degrees Celsius to 14 degrees Celsius. During March and April, the heat is unbearable during the day and the evenings are pleasant. Summer season experiences the scorching heat which makes the sightseeing tour difficult. Occasional rains and thunderstorms during this season bring some relief from the blistering heat.
Winters starts from the month of November and lasts till February in Chandigarh. The temperature during this season ranges from 7 degrees Celsius to 7 degrees Celsius. Chandigarh experiences extreme winter due to its proximity to several hill stations. The cold winds that blow in from the nearby hill station of Shimla and also from Jammu and Kashmir make the region chilly. The days remain balmy but the night becomes so chilly and cold with a thick fog envelops the city. The temperature sometimes dips down to the sub-zero level during the night time in the winter season. Usually, January marks the coldest month of the year. This is the ideal time to visit Chandigarh for those who relish the cold, but yet don't want it to snow. During the month of February, the temperature starts shooting up. During the day time, the climate remains slightly warm and pleasant which makes the winters as the best season to visit Chandigarh as the exploration becomes comfortable.
Monsoon season in Chandigarh starts from July and continues till the month of October. The heat of the summer begins to subside in July. Monsoon arrives in July and the afternoons and evenings become more pleasant.
The weather conditions during this season are neither very hot nor very cold.
The weather remains pleasant. The temperature ranges from 17 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius. Usually, the city experiences moderate rainfall during this season but sometimes heavy downpours lash the city. The maximum precipitation receives by the city is in August which makes sightseeing difficult. The weather becomes pleasant by the mid of September and from the starting of October the beginning of the tourist season in the city. The ending time of monsoon is the ideal season to visit Chandigarh, provided that you are ready to put up with a sudden spell of rain or two.