Weather and climate in Bhutan, definitely, is so varied due to the two main factors including the differences in altitude occur in the kingdom and the influence of the North Indian monsoons. Do you want to get an insight into the weather of Bhutan? Everything you need is all here. Enjoy this article to well prepare for your Bhutan tours.

Bhutan Weather by Climatic Zones

In the central parts of Bhutan consisting of temperate and deciduous forests, the climate and weather are more seasonal as summer is warm and winter is cool and dry.
The climate in southern Bhutan has a humid and hot subtropical which is fairly unchangeable throughout the year. The temperature in this zone can vary from 15 to 30 degree Celcius.
Far North Bhutan, the weather is much colder than in other regions during winter. Mountain peaks in this zone are covered in snow (forever) and when it comes to summertime, the weather is still cool due to the high altitude terrain.

Weather in Bhutan

Bhutan Weather by Seasons

The fact is that there is 4 distinct seasons/ year in Bhutan.
The monsoon season which begins from the late June to late September, mostly occur to the southern border region of Bhutan. During this season, rains bring from 60 to approximately 90 percent of the western region’s rainfall. In the northern border, the region annually gets roughly 40 millimeters of rainfall. About the temperate central regions, the precipitation can be commonly up to 1.00 millimeters, especially in the humid, subtropical south, or savanna, the yearly average rainfall can reach 7.800 millimeters.
During a period between early March and mid – April (spring), Bhutan tends to be dry. The Summer in Bhutan occasionally goes with showers from mid-April to late June. The heavy rains happen and last from late June to late September.
When the rainy season ends, Autumn in Bhutan witness the bright and sunny days. At the higher elevations, snowfalls concur, sometimes.
Winter in Bhutan sets in from late November to March with snowfall occurring throughout much of the country (common at areas above 3.000 meters). Gale-force winds, during this period, tend to happen at the highest altitudes through mountain passes.

Bhutan Weather by Month – Average Temperatures in Bhutan by Months

Month

Values Trashigang Mongar Bumthang Trongsa Punakha Thimphu Paro

January

Min

10.5 8.2 -5.1 -0.2 4.3 -2.6 -5.8

Max

20.4

15.5 10.8 13.0 17 12.3

9.4

February Min 11.5 8.3 -1.4 0.4 7.8 0.6

1.5

Max

21.7 15.9 10 13.9 19.0 14.4

13

March

Min 14.4 11.6 3.5 4.4 10.4 3.9 0.6
Max 24.8 20 16.2 16.7 22.8 16.4

14.5

April

Min 17 14 3.9 6.6 12.9 7.1 4.6
Max 28.3 22.8 18.7 20.1 26.2 20

17.6

May

Min 22.6 19.5 13.5 13.6 20.1 15.2 14.1
Max 30 25.1 21.3 21 29.1 22.5

23.5

June

Min 22.6 19.5 13.5 13.6 20.1 15.2 14.1
Max 30.7 26.1 22.5 22.2 29.2 24.4

25.4

July

Min 23.1 19.8 13.6 15.3 20.5 15.6 14.9
Max 21.5 27.1 24.1 25.3 30.4 25.9

26.8

August

Min 22.7 19.6 13.7 15 20 15.8 14.7
Max 30.2 25.4 23 23.8 29.1 25

25.3

September

Min 21.9 19.4 12.1 14.2 19.1 15 11.7
Max 30 24.7 21.6 226 27.5 23.1

23.4

October

Min 17.7 15.8 5.9 11.7 14.7 10.4 7.4
Max 29.1 22.7 19.5 21.8 26.1 21.9

18.7

November

Min 13.6 11.2 -0.5 6.4 9.6 5.0 1.4
Max 26.1 19.9 16.1 19.8 22.6 17.9

13.9

December

Min 11.6 9.5 -2.3 2.5 6.3 -1.1 -1.7
Max 23 17.7 12.3 18.2 19.1 14.5

11.2