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The climate of Kathmandu (Nepal)
Kathmandu is located in a valley at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level and is the capital of the Asian country of Nepal. The city has a population of 1.5 million and is known for the many Buddhist temples and palaces that can be found here. Mainly backpackers travel to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is often an important stopover for mountaineers prior to the ascent into the Himalayans. The largest temple in the city is Bouddhanath and can be found in the Buddha suburb. Kathmandu has a warm China climate with dry and relatively warm winters and wet and warm summers. During the summer the southwestern monsoon causes high precipitation figures within a short period of time. Especially July and August are very wet with respectively 360 and 314 millimeters of precipitation (based on a long term average). Kathmandu gets 1,425 millimeters of annual precipitation on average. Maximum temperatures can already be recorded at the end of April: 28 degrees Celsius on average. Temperatures remain as high as this till the end of September. After this temperatures drop to reach 18 degrees Celsius in the coldest month of January. During the winter subzero temperatures may occur during the night. However, extremely cold temperatures are uncommon.

 

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

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 18 1 6 2 n/a
February 19 3 6 2 n/a
March 24 7 8 2 n/a
April 27 11 9 3 n/a
May 29 15 6 6 n/a
June 29 19 5 11 n/a
July 28 19 3 16 n/a
August 28 19 3 14 n/a
September 28 18 4 10 n/a
October 26 13 6 3 n/a
November 23 7 5 1 n/a
December 19 2 5 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 donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít 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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July
August
September
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December
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