Himachal Weather

The climatic condition of any place around the world depends very much on its physical factors and since we would be talking about aspects of weather forecast of Himachal it becomes important for us to consider different kind of landscapes and effects of seasons. The topographical feature of Himachal defines the tract of hilly region which in simple gives an idea about pleasant weather condition in summer and heavy snowfall during the months of winter. The characteristic feature that dominates the weather condition is an altitudinal range and in Himachal you would find varied sheet of elevation.

Role of eminence and tracts of season

As mentioned above the summits of Himachal varied in all different provinces and regions for instance the altitudinal stands of Shimla is different as compare to Kangra valley and the same results in varied atmospheric condition.

In places where altitude is not more than 450 to 900 meters the climatic condition there is hot and sub-humid tropical, whereas in the southern provinces the temperature is likely to remain warm and temperate. In high hilly region where altitude marks around 1900 to 2400 meters the temperature remains cool where as in glacial and alpine valley it is cold and snowy.

The spring season that starts during the month of February till mid April calls for comfortable and pleasant season but contrary to the fact rainy season that starts from the month of June calls for genesis of natural springs and water spouts. The winter season here is very cold and it remains till the month of February until an advent of spring season.


The landscape of Shimla which is located at an elevation of around 2397 meters is dominated by ridge, ravines, and spurs. The steep terrain of Shimla has 19 hilly regions and each of it experiences Sub-Tropical Highland Climate. The summer season here is moderately warm and winter could be predominantly cool. The monthly precipitation in Shimla ranges between 0.59 inches and average temperature during summer does not exceed more than 28 degree centigrade. The fury of snowfall which generally occurs during the call of January records 38.6 cm but as compare to town area it receives less snowfall.


Dharamsala which is located at an elevation of around 4780 feet above mean sea level experiences Humid Sub-Tropical Climate, which means climatic condition here is monsoon oriented. The topographical influence that features the glory of Dhauladhar Mountains plays a defining role in controlling its weather forecast. The summer season here starts from the month of April and lasts till mid- June and than an advent of monsoon rejuvenates its majestic landscape to make it greener than ever. An average account of rainfall measures around 120 inches making it one of the wettest places of Himachal. The autumn season starts here from October till November and it is during this season the temperature remains soothing and does not exceed the mark of 17 degree centigrade.


Manali which is located amidst a northern end of Kullu Valley lies at an elevation of 2050 m. The climatic condition here at Manali is cold during winters and throughout summer it remains cool and pleasant. The rainy season that starts during the month of July records an annual precipitation of around 31 mm and it goes high during the month of November. The season of winter usher here around November and marks it presence till early February.


Chamba is magically bordered by Jammu and Kashmir and it is quaintly located at an elevation of around 3268 ft above sea level. Being placed at a confluence of Sal River the weather condition here remains hot during the month of summer and it records a maximum temperature of 38 degree centigrade and lower being 15 degree respectively. The winter season here starts from October and it calls for cold weather condition.