Climate of Rajasthan: Climate, Rainfall in Rajasthan, Best Time to Visit Rajasthan

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 Climate of Rajasthan

Climate of Rajasthan

The climate in India differs very much according to latitude, season, elevation and landscape. Rajasthan is one of the arid states of India. Rajasthan is situated in the north western part of India, due to which climate of Rajasthan varies from time to time. The western part of Rajasthan is very dry and barren and is mostly composed of the Great Indian Thar Desert. While, the southwestern part of Rajasthan is wet, hilly and fecund. The climate of Rajasthan differs from area to area. It is very hot and dry in summer in the desert areas, where dust storms also arise, whereas it is very cold during the winters.

To the west of the Aravali range, the climate is described by low rainfall with unpredictable distribution, excessive annual and diurnal temperatures, high wind speed and low moisture. While in the east of the Aravali range, the weather is described by relatively low wind speed and high moisture with better rainfall. The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons i.e. Summers, Monsoon, Post Monsoon and Winter.


The summer season is very warm season of Rajasthan, which starts from April and lasts till June. Temperature is generally very high in summers, it vary from 32 degree Celsius to 46 degree Celsius with a normal temperature of 38 degree Celsius. During this period, Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan has lowest temperature. At the time of day the winds blow from the west and sometimes carry windstorms. These winds are known as 'Loo'.  You should wear light cotton dresses in Summer Season.


Monsoon Season begins in July and lasts till September. During this season the temperature go down, but moisture increases. The temperature usually varies from 35 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. Almost 90% of rains occur during this period.

Post Monsoon

Post monsoon season is from October to November. During this period the temperature varies from 33 degree Celsius to 38 degree Celsius.


Winter season starts in December and lasts till March. There is modest rainfall in the north and north eastern part of the state and light winds blow from the north and north east. The temperature generally varies from 4 Degree Celsius to 28 Degree Celsius. The temperature may fall to 0 degree Celsius in some areas of Rajasthan such as Churu. Temperature falls below 0 degree Celsius in Mount Abu. You should wear woolen clothes in winter season.

Rainfall in Rajasthan

The rainfall also varies all over the state of Rajasthan. Most of the rainfall (60-80%) is received with the South west monsoon at the time of July to September. The average annual rainfall varies between 200-400 mm, it is as low as 150 mm in intense 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 only 100 mm per year on an average. The Aravalli range receives more rainfall and usually have lower temperatures during the year. Whereas, the south western part of Rajasthan receives a higher rainfall and more moisture.

Best time to Visit Rajasthan

Best Season to visit Rajasthan is from October to March. Weather is very nice and enjoyable from October to March. It is neither too hot nor too cold.

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