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Weather and climate

The weather in Tibet is normally sunny/warm at the day time. Night is cold and temperature can go minus. Talking about Climate of Tibet, it has cold in the month of November, December, January and February. High passes fetch snow in the month of December and January.

March, April, May and August, September, October is the best time to visit Tibet. Like wise June, July is the rainy season in Tibet. Tibet fetch very less rain. It is rain shadow area. It is cloudy in this time of the year.

According to weather and climate it is good to carry warm gears throughout the year. It is good to carry wind proof jackets in the month of June, July and August. Umbrella and rain coat is most useful while we are travelling from March to August.

Tibet is third Populous area after Antarctica and northern Greenland. Tibetan Plateau which is highest and biggest plateau has strange climate. This “roof of the world” is too high and drier. This Plateau is surrounded by mountain in the north-west and south. Also in the west Karakoram range of northern Kashmir and Kunlun Mountain range. Towards north and northwest the altitude is around 5,000 meter and it is more drier. In winter the temperature falls to – 40 degree Fahrenheit.

Average Climate data for Lhasa

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) 7.2 (45.0) 9.3 (48.7) 12.7 (54.9) 15.9 (60.6) 19.9 (67.8) 23.2 (73.8) 22.6 (72.7) 21.4 (70.5) 19.9 (67.8) 17.0 (62.6) 12.1 (53.8) 8.0 (46.4)
Average Low °C (°F) −9 (15.8) −5.8 (21.6) −2.1 (28.2) 1.5 (34.7) 5.6 (42.1) 9.8 (49.6) 10.4 (50.7) 9.7 (49.5) 7.7 (45.9) 2.0 (35.6) −4.2 (24.4) −8.2 (17.2)