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Bhutan weather overview
Bhutan, a small mountainous country in the Himalayas, has a seasonal climate and conditions vary with altitude, temperatures falling deeper the higher up you go. In the spring and autumn, rainfall is lower and days, although bright and sunny, are pleasantly warm rather than hot. The mountain foothills are the best place to be in the winter months: higher up, the weather can be very cold. However, even in the lower reaches, you should go prepared for very chilly nights.
What to pack for Bhutan weather
If you are staying low in the mountains, take light clothes for the day with warmer wraps for the evenings and always be prepared for rain. However, if you are going high up into the mountains, take much warmer attire.
Which is the hottest month in Bhutan?
The hottest time of year in Thimphu, Bhutan is normally June. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 18°C.
Which month has the most rain in Bhutan?
In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Thimphu, Bhutan with 529mm on average. There are normally 20 days in July with some rain.
When is it sunniest in Bhutan?
The sunniest time of year in Thimphu, Bhutan is normally December with bright sunshine on average for 71% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.
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