Planning a trip to Udaipur, but still sceptical about its weather situation? Well, Worry no more. Let’s walk you through the climate and the most prevalent seasons of this wonderful oasis in the desert.
The royal city Udaipur is located in Rajasthan, which is India’s renowned desert state. Hence, it might surprise you that this city has yearly monsoons, and the main reason behind this is the Aravalli Range. The southern edge of the Aravalli Range separates the city from the Thar Desert. Therefore, it has semi-arid weather rather than a severe desert climate. This also means that, while May and early June are hot, the city is spared from the impact of the summer heat as compared to other cities across the state. Because of its desert location, the monsoons here are not that rainy and humid as compared to other Indian territories.
Here’s all you need to know about Udaipur’s weather, including monthly temperatures, so you can plan your vacation accordingly. Before that let us give you quick temperature facts about this city.
Quick temperature facts:
Hottest Months: May, June (H- 38˚C and L- 27˚C)
Coldest Months: December and January (H-25˚C and L- 8˚C)
Rainy Months: July and August (8-10 Inches of rain)
Winters in Udaipur:
In terms of weather, winters are the best time to visit this place. The winter season starts in December and continues till February end. Although the temperature drops dramatically at night (coming down to 2˚C to 3˚C occasionally) but the sun makes the winter afternoons warm and cosy (with 20˚C temperature). Although, early mornings can be chilly sometimes, but temperatures raises by about 10 a.m. and last until sunset. Mid-February marks the beginning of the end of winter, with pleasant mornings, warm afternoons, and cosy nights.
Winter Months: December, January and mid-February.
Minimum Average Temperature: 5˚C- 6˚C
Maximum Average Temperature: 20˚C- 25˚C
What to Pack: Pullovers, Jackets, Sweaters, Shawls and other clothes that you can layer up with.
Summers in Udaipur:
Udaipur’s weather starts transforming from the month of March, thereby shifting from winters to summers. The weather condition in the first two weeks of March is almost the same as in February, however, the temperature starts to rise in the second half of the month.
The heatwave starts in April and continues till May end, thereby making them the warmest months of the year. Prepare yourself for the scorching, energy-draining heatwave from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, with the temperature rising up to 43˚C if at all you are planning a summer trip.
Although the nights in April are cooler and pleasant, but May evenings and mornings are still hot. The heat continues its trend until the first two weeks of June, but the arrival of the monsoon breaks this scorching trend and gives relief from the hot weather with its pacifying raindrops.
Summer Months: March, April and May.
Minimum Average Temperature: 22˚C- 25˚C
Maximum Average Temperature: 40˚C- 43˚C
What to Pack: Lightweight, loose-fitting, cotton Outfits, Hats and sunscreen.
Monsoon Season in Udaipur:
Udaipur’s rainy season begins from July and continues till September end wherein it receives the maximum amount of rainfall. July and August are the rainiest months with 50%-70% chances of rain. However, the weather remains cloudy even if it’s not pouring. The cloudy weather starts from mid-June and peaks by the end of July and disappears by September end with light drizzles.
Although Udaipur does not experience persistent harsh humidity during the monsoon, but the days can get damp and steamy, especially during the wettest months of late July and early August.
The city bids goodbye to the monsoon season in the second half of September with only a 10 to 25% probability of rainfall. Although, the temperature remains warm throughout the monsoon season as well.
Monsoon Months: July, August and September.
Minimum Average Temperature: 22˚C- 25˚C
Maximum Average Temperature: 30˚C- 34˚C
Month wise Average Rainfall %: July & August – 8-10 Inches; September- 5.5 Inches
What to Pack: An Umbrella, Raincoat, Waterproof Footwear, loose-fitting, cotton Outfits, Hats and sunscreen.
Post-Monsoon Season in Udaipur:
October and November month covers up the post-monsoon season, wherein the weather is consistently hot, bright and sunny, with a clear blue sky. The temperature is usually high in the afternoons but the nights are cool and pleasant. Moreover, the chances of rain declines to merely 2%. In November, the nights get chilly once more, accompanied by a slight fall in the daytime temperatures. There are fewer hot hours during the day in this month, resulting in pleasantly cool weather.
Post-Monsoon Months: October and November.
Minimum Average Temperature: 20˚C- 22˚C
Maximum Average Temperature: 30˚C- 33˚C
What to Pack: Lightweight, loose-fitting clothing for the daytime and a pullover and sweatshirt and a jacket for evening and early morning.