The climate of Lhasa (China)
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. Lhasa is located in the Himalayas at an
altitude of 5,000 meters. Many temples and monasteries can be found
here. Lhasa is the religious centre of Tibet. Unfortunately, many
temples and religious treasures have been damaged during the cultural
revolution. Lhasa has a cold steppe climate. Because of the high
altitude winters are extremely cold here. However, because Lhasa is
situated in a valley it is protected from the worst cold and heat.
Lhasa gets a large amount of sunshine; the city is also known as
‘sunny city’ by the Tibetans. The rainy season is from July till
September. However, most of the rain falls during the night.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Lhasa:
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 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 don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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