Bhutan weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Bhutan.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Bhutan. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Bhutan (Thimphu) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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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.

What is the time difference between Bhutan and the UK?

The time difference between Bhutan and the UK is GMT+6 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Bhutan?

The main languages spoken in Bhutan are Dzongkha and Hindi.

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What is the currency in Bhutan?

The currency in Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN) and the Indian Rupee (INR).

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Which plugs are used in Bhutan?

Bhutan uses electrical plug type C + D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Bhutan?

They drive on the left side of the road in Bhutan.

Do you need a visa for Bhutan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Bhutan.

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Compare Bhutan weather with the USA

Below the Bhutan weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Bhutan (Thimphu) and the USA (Washington).

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