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The climate of Punakha (Bhutan)
Punakha is located in the northern part of Bhutan at an altitude of 4,000 meters. Because of this altitude temperatures are much more pleasant than in other parts of Bhutan. The most important attraction of the city is the winter palace, Punakha Dzong which has been built on an island in the river. In 1970 the first king of Bhutan was crowned here. The city is situated in a fertile river valley. The city is surrounded by rice fields. Several National Parks can be found in the vicinity. Many colorful religious festivals are held here annually. Punakha has a cool China climate with warm and humid summers and cold winters. This unique type of climate only occurs at high altitudes at a relatively low degree of latitude.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Punakha.

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 16 4 8 1 n/a
February 20 5 7 1 n/a
March 21 9 8 3 n/a
April 24 12 8 6 n/a
May 27 15 7 12 n/a
June 31 19 6 17 n/a
July 32 22 5 21 n/a
August 31 20 5 21 n/a
September 30 20 5 15 n/a
October 28 19 7 5 n/a
November 22 13 8 2 n/a
December 15 8 8 1 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but dont present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures dont always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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December
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