Utttarakhand weather (28th January, 2017): Uttarakhand is one of the rare states to have big climatic variance in India. The temperature in the state varies from sub – zero to 40 °C from one place to another. In Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, the temperature variation is 0.6 °C for every 100 m change in the altitude. The higher the altitude the lower the temperature and the lower the altitude the higher the temperature shall be experienced.
Summers: The summers in the Uttarakhand can be broadly classified into three categories based on the regions. The plain regions of Uttarakhand may cross 40°C mark with great amount of humidity, for e.g. Haridwar, Dehradun, Haldwani, Rishikesh etc.
In Middle Himalaya warm temperate condition prevails with temperature around 25°C which makes these places idle for the visitors from hot plain areas, for e.g. Mussoorie, Nainital etc.
In higher areas, the temperature may be around 15 to 18 °C, still pleasant, such places are Auli, Badrinath, Chopta, Kedarnath etc. This season entends from April to June.
Winters: The temperature in Uttarakhand during winters in the plain region is very cold going below 5°C mark. The temperature in the middle Himalayan valleys can drop below freezing point. The places like Auli, Badrinath, Kedarnath are full of snow during winters.The whole state witnesses cold cimate ranging from 15°C to sub – zero. The winter season lasts from November to February.
Monsoon: This season brings relief in the plain region of Uttarakhand from the blistering heat. With full season of monsoon, the temperature ranges from 15 to 25 °C at most places. The season lasts from July to September. The tourist season almost dips due to heavy rainfall causing disturbance in the transporation. Few of the places like Valley of Flowers and Hemkund are popular during monsoon. Even after great difficulties during monsoon, the pilgrims and the tourists for Hemkund and Valley of Flowers take the journey.
The above climatic pattern in Uttarakhand is just a rough pattern to give an idea of the temperature variation according to the regions.
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