The national capital has four pronounced seasons ,the city of Delhi is situated at an altitude of 225 meters above sea level. The annual rainfall is around 800 mm the maximum rainfall happens in the month of July to September. Delhi has no weather of its own when it snows on the high peaks of Himalayas the cold winds blow towards the plains making Delhi very cold and frosty, In the summer months as the adjacent desert sand gets heated the hot winds render the climate of Delhi to be abnormally hot.
Summers in Delhi: - The summer starts from April till june, every year the summers are very hot and dry months of the year. The temperature touches almost 40 degree Celsius during the summer months, the month of may is the driest and the hottest month. The month of June is also scorching hot but the city receives some pre-monsoon showers thus cooling the exorbitant heat of the june month. The minimum temperature remains around 20 degree Celsius in April and above 27 degree celsius for May and June.
If you are making a plan to visit Delhi for tourism purpose then our advice is that you should not do it. Delhi mausam is excessive hot and dry with hot wind called “loo” blowing throughout the day and night which makes venturing outside very tough or impossible. If you are in Delhi on a corporate assignment and want to explore Delhi in summer month then you should do the sightseeing in early part of the day as most monuments open at sunrise, you certainly should rest in the day time when sun shines brightest and can again resume the sightseeing after 5 in the evening, the sunset happens after7 pm in the summer giving you enough time to explore something of your choice. Do remember to carry a water bottle and cover your body while you tour Delhi during the summer months. In the day time you can explore some shopping malls of Delhi which have a controlled climate.
Monsoon in Delhi: - The pre-monsoon activity starts in the month of june and proper monsoon sets in Delhi in July. The monsoon is characterized by days of incessant rains which even leads to very heavy water logging in parts of Delhi city, the perennial river Yamuna swells up during the monsoon months, though the maximum temperatures and minimum temperature drops a bit but the humidity rises to very uncomfortable height. The monsoon has phases, after a very active phase the rains may fizzle out leading to a very uncomfortable weather condition with a very high temperature and high humidity. The population of Delhi and the number of air conditioners make matters worse in Delhi. The Delhi area is lined with fruit trees one of then the black berry (Jamun) bears fruit in the monsoon months such is the quantity that streets under neath are all covered with crushed black berries. Monsoon is also not an ideal time to visit Delhi as the incessant rain may disrupt your travel plan more so the high humidity coupled with high temperature sure with bother you.
Autumn in Delhi: - After six months of hot weather Delhi starts to cool off. The trees shed leaves; the day temperature drops sub 30 while night temperature is also very comfortable around 20 degree celcius. October is a good time to visit Delhi. The tourist season kicks off in October. This season is the driest season of the year with almost no rainfall.
Winter in Delhi: - The best season in Delhi is the winter season . The markets are all plush with winter vegetables. The temperature is very comfortable with long hours of sun and very cozy heat of the sun rays. The day time is shortest in the winter in this part of India, by the end of December as the higher reaches of Himalayas receive snowfall, the Delhi region slips in to the foggy days with day temperature dropping to around 20 , the minimum temperature sometimes can even drop to around 5 degree Celsius. Woolens certainly are required if you are touring Delhi during the winter months. A big problem in December and January is the fog with delayed/ cancelled flights and very poor visibility on highways making travel a bit difficult.
Spring in Delhi: - On January 13 the north Indians celebrate festival of lohri bon fires are lit, this signifies end of the foggy part of the season.With basant panchmi the duration of the day increases so do the temperature which is now in very comfortable zone. The gardens of the president house bloom in to vivid colors and the same are thrown open to the general public.
The spring is the time of flowers and very comfortable weather when you shed your woolens and enjoy festivals like Holi a festivals of colors. This is also a good time to visit Delhi and adjoining area. The January month may receive a bit of rainfall as the western depression hits this part of India. The rains also play positive as they clear the skies and wash the trees and plants. The climate is very cordial and jovial during the spring time. This is the time for the cupid to be active. The Delhites enjoy the valentine’s day.