Indian Weather

India is as large as a continent with a varying climate. If you are travelling during the summer months, the Northern part that borders the world's longest mountain range, the Himalays is pleasant. The South also has its hill stations and most certainly the mountains of Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, North Uttar Pradesh.

You will experience a range of variations in the Indian climatic conditions. India has three major seasons – summers, winters and monsoon. The lines below will tell you about Indian weather in detail:

The summer season in India lasts from March to June. During summers, temperature can even go above average, causing unbearable heat. Another drawback of summers is the dust-laden air that can hamper views. Many Indians, themselves, head to "hill stations" to get a relief from the extreme heat of the lowlands.

The winter season lasts from October to February. It is the best time to visit India. The weather is pleasant throughout the country with minimal rainfall in most places. It is the ideal time to enjoy the beauty of India.

The monsoon season lasts from July to September. Rains sweep across the country with heavy downpours. The drawback of this season is a high possibility of flooding in some areas. This makes it difficult to travel around. Duration of monsoons may vary in different regions by several weeks.

The Indian weather is below zero degrees in the north as we have the Himalayan ranges from Jammu Kashmir stretching to Himachal Pradesh and a few up to Uttar Pradesh. On the other hand as the southern states are closer to the equator the temperature goes over 40 degrees centigrade.

The weather in India can be classified in four categories, winter – from November to February, summer – from march to may, the monsoons set in June – September, withdrawal of the monsoons in October with a hint of Spring and your back to a cooler climate in November.

So the average temperature weather of India is different at different places. Mumbai in Maharashtra and Kolkata in West Bengal have even temperatures as they are situated on the coastal area. So the entire coastal area that stretches from Maharashtra, including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh and Bengal experience a mix in climatic conditions. It does not experience extreme climates like the northern states of India. It’s not too cold or too hot. Although in the recent years the weather has been changing, the Indian weather conditions have metamorphosed to get more rigid from the times of yore.

Even the temperature in Mumbai that is basically an island is facing extreme temperatures when it should have been not too hot or too cold due to the sea that is surrounding it. The average temperature Mumbai oscillates between 27 degrees and 34 degrees, but in the winter drops to 15 and 13 degrees and in the summer goes up to 37 degrees which is quite surprising. This is probably due to the global warming what environmentalists are speculating. So unless we take it up seriously, the weather of India will keep changing.