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Weather In Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a beautiful destination known for its colourful heritage and traditions. This state lies close to Aravalli Mountain Ranges and offers veritable views of nature’s bounty strewn all around. Tourists coming to India never fail to add Rajasthan in the tour itinerary. This state is synonymous with rich and diverse culture. The topography of this state has influenced the culture of Rajasthan considerably. Climate of the state has also been affected by topography of Rajasthan. This is the land of Rajputs where bravery, chivalry and courage were part of life. If planning vacation in Rajasthan, it is better gaining knowledge about this place and its weather.

October to March is the time when winter season is at its peak. This season offers sunny days and is quite pleasant for sightseeing. Maximum temperature during winter time lies between 22 degrees to 28 degrees centigrade and minimum temperature range between eight to fourteen degrees centigrade. Peak summer season starts from April and continues till June. During the summer season, the temperature reaches its peak touching 46 degree centigrade. The minimum temperature hovers around 25 degree centigrade. Rainfall occurs during July, August and September that results in South West monsoon. 57.5 cm rainfall is registered in this state. Rainfall is meager in the western region of the state. Low temperature and high rainfall is seen in Aravalli region.

The Climate of Rajasthan

In order to visit this state, it is better knowing about climate of this place and accordingly plan a visit. The four subdivisions’ are-

  • Monsoon
  • Summers
  • Winters
  • Post-Monsoons

The hottest period experienced by this state is summers when the weather is too hot or dry. The temperature goes as high as forty five degrees. The whole state suffers from hot winds referred to as “loo” with an only exception of Mount Abu. This is the only hill station in this state which gets a breather from this mercurial madness. The temperatures in this city are comfortable; hence tourists can visit this destination even during peak summer season.

Temperature starts reducing in the month of July and continues till September, though humidity increases considerably during this time. Humidity level, in fact, set the tone for incoming Monsoon season. During this time, the tourist season reaches its crescendo. During this season, the state becomes all the more attractive and appealing. Cool, moisture laden winds lowers temperature and tourists find this time comfortable for sightseeing. This time is perfect from tourism point of view besides December till March. The coolest month experienced by this state is January when temperature drops as low as 0 degree centigrade in some areas of the state.


The state experiences diverse temperature ranges. Warm-dry continental climate can be seen here owing to its unique topography. With March, the summer season commences and the temperature keeps on rising slowly and gradually and reaches at its peak by June. Maximum temperature hovers between forty degree centigrade and forty five degree centigrade in Western Rajasthan and eastern side of famous Aravalli range. The cities lying in this region are Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Phalodi and Barmer. At times, the temperature touches 49 degree centigrade. Even during the summer season, temperature reduces and reaches about 38 degree centigrade. Mount Abu and Udaipur stay comparatively cooler with 31.5 degree and 38 degree centigrade respectively. During nights, this temperature hovers around 22 degree and 25 degree centigrade respectively. 45 degree centigrade temperature is experienced in western arid and semi arid Middle Western region of the state.

The coldest month in this state is January. During this season,  the temperature reduces significantly and at some places it falls to -2 degrees. Some of the cities experiences such night temperatures are Churu, Sikar, Ganganagar, Bikaner and Pilani. The Thar Desert region also experiences nippy nights as sand tends to cool fast. Chilly winds and light rainfall further make the atmosphere chilly. The average temperature experienced by Rajasthan during this season is 10 degree centigrade. Brief spell of cold waves further reduces temperature.


Since Rajasthan encompasses a vast desert area, the climate of this state varies considerably. It varies from arid region to the sub-humid region. Low rainfall, low humidity, high speed winds and extreme annual and diurnal temperatures are experienced in areas located to the west of Aravalli range. Conversely, the areas located in the east of the Aravalli range experiences climate that varies from semi-arid to sub-humid weather. Variations can also be seen in annual rainfall. In Jaisalmar and the surrounding region, the average rainfall lies between 10 cm to 20-30 cm in areas like Bikaner, Ganganagar and Barmer. Cities like Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jalor and Churu experiences 30-40 cm rainfall annually. Cities, like Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Pali and, surrounding regions experiences more than 40 cm average annual rainfall. Ajmer experiences 55 cm rainfall while Jhalawar experiences 102 cm. Highest rainfall occurs in Mount Abu.

Best Time to Visit

Winter season is the best time to visit Rajasthan. This season starts from December and continues till March. The coolest month is January and in this month the temperature drops significantly. Sometimes, it is as low as 0 degree centigrade. Summer season must be avoided as the temperatures at this time are too high.

Seasons of Rajasthan


Summer Season in Rajasthan begins in April and continues till June. This is the hottest time when temperature varies between 32 degrees to 45 degrees centigrade. Mt. Abu is the only hill station of this state and the only place that can be visited in summer season. Nights are comparatively cooler than days.


Winter season begins in December and continues till March. January is the coldest month. During this season, the temperature varies between 10 degrees to 27 degrees centigrade.


The monsoon season in Rajasthan begins in July and continues till September. The range of temperature during this season is 35 degrees to 40 degrees centigrade. 90 percent rainfall in the state is received during this season. Humidity level is too high.

Post Monsoon

Just after the monsoon season gets over, the months of October and November are also suitable for visiting this state. The max temperature during this month varies from 33 degrees to 38 degrees while the min temperature ranges from 18 degrees to 20 degrees.

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