dunes reaching almost as far as Delhi. The western part of
Rajasthan is relatively dry and infertile and mainly consists
of the Great Indian Thar Desert. Whereas, the southwestern
part of Rajasthan is wet, hilly and fertile.
The climate of Rajasthan varies greatly
throughout the state. It is very hot and dry in summer in the
desert areas, where dust storms also occur, while it is very
cold during the winters. To the west of the Aravali range, the
weather is characterized by low rainfall with erratic
distribution, extremes of diurnal and annual temperatures, low
humidity and high wind velocity. While in the east of the
Aravali range, the weather is characterized by relatively low
wind velocity and high humidity with better rainfall. The
climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons namely
Summer, Monsoon, Post Monsoon and Winter.
The summer season is the hottest season and extends from April
to June. In summers, the temperature is very high, ranging
from 32 degree Celsius to 46 degree Celsius and an average
temperature of 38 degree Celsius. During this season,
Rajasthan's only hill station, Mt Abu. registers the lowest
temperatures. During the day time the winds blow from the west
and sometimes carry dust storms. These winds are known as 'Loo'.
In summers, you should wear light cotton clothes.
The Monsoon season extends from July to September. During this
season the temperature drops, but humidity increases. The
temperature ranges from 35 degree Celsius to 40 degree
Celsius. 90% of rains occur during this period.
The Post monsoon season extends from October to November. The
temperature ranges from 33 degree Celsius to 38 degree
The Winter season extends from December to March. There is
slight precipitation in the north and north eastern region of
the state and light winds blow from the north and north east.
The temperature ranges from 4 Degree Celsius to 28 Degree
Celsius. In some parts of Rajasthan the temperature may drop
to 0 degree Celsius for example in Churu. In Mount Abu it is
even below 0 degree Celsius. In winters, you should wear
Rainfall in Rajasthan:
The rainfall also varies throughout the state of Rajasthan.
Most of the rainfall (60-80%) is received with the South west
monsoon in the period from July to September. The average
number of rainy days vary from 6 to 42 depending on the
aridity of the area. Although the average annual rainfall
ranges between 200-400 mm, but it is as low as 150 mm in
extreme arid zones and as high as 1000 mm in the south eastern
part of Rajasthan. Some parts of the western Rajasthan
receives very little rain, on an average only 100 mm per year.
The Aravalli range receives a higher rainfall and lower
temperatures throughout the year. While, the south western
part of Rajasthan receives a higher rainfall and more
Best time to Visit Rajasthan:
The best time to visit Rajasthan is from October to March as
during this period the weather is very pleasant. It is neither
too hot nor too cold.