Yamunotri Weather Guide

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Yamunotri Weather Guide
Yamunotri experiences a typical high altitude Himalayan zone weather conditions and it is a wise advice for you to go through the month wise temperature condition and plan your trip accordingly. You can create your own itinerary if you know the weather and average temperature of anywhere you go in order to determine the essential things that you should pack. Here are the latest weather updates for Yamunotri that will give you a clear picture of what to expect during your visit there.

Yamunotri Weather Forecast


Summers in Yamunotri

The summers in Yamunotri are pleasant and cool. Towards the beginning of summer season, the doors of Yamunotri temple are thrown open to receive pilgrims and visitors. There are occasional showers in the months, May, June. After the fall of night, the weather may turn remarkably cold. The maximum recorded temperature is near about 20-degree centigrade. The summer months are the most ideal for Yamunotri travel and pilgrimage trips.

Winters in Yamunotri

The winter season of Yamunotri covers months starting from November to April. Temperatures in winter months drop below freezing point and is accompanied by intense cold and heavy snowfall. The temple remains closed during winter months and the only visitors to Yamunotri during that time consist in mountaineers and trekkers who go to Yamunotri for many adventurous expeditions. If you wish to witness Yamunotri snow falls, you could visit between months, November end to the middle of March.

Monsoons in Yamunotri

The monsoon season in Yamunotri starts from the month of July and continues till August. It is the most unsuitable period for making a trip to Yamunotri because frequent landslides and heavy downpours make your journey difficult, time-consuming and perilous too.

A Glimpse into month-wise Yamunotri weather details-

  • January – The weather is inhospitable and extremely harsh with subzero temperature level and the recurring snowfall that engulfs the whole region.
  • February - The temperature here during this month stays the same as January and during this time also the whole region remains covered in snow and also snowfall is still an everyday occurrence here.
  • March – The temperature, not substantially, but rises a little bit and the snow fall slowly becomes low. In fact in some parts the snow also starts to melt.
  • April – This is the time when the roads and routes leading up to Yamunotri are cleared and the snow starts to completely melt. The temperature during this stays between 6 to 10 degree Celsius.
  • May – The onset of the summer months is marked with the opening of the temple kapat and the temperature observed during this month remains between 8 to 12 degree Celsius and may even rise further.
  • June – This is probably the best time for you to visit Yamunotri since the average temperature here stays between 10 to 15 degree Celsius and may probably even go higher.
  • July – The early stages of this month is marked by a further rise in the temperature and is also known to be the best time to visit. 15 to 20 degree Celsius is the general temperature which is felt here. The end of this month is marked by the onset of the monsoon months.
  • August – The month in itself is warm and comfortable but it is accompanied by regular torrential showers which tends to cause some destruction. Landslides occur and travelling during this time should not be done. However you should utilize the sunny windows in between.
  • September – The temperature starts dropping during this month and the average temperature experienced reaches to almost 20 degree Celsius.
  • October – The overall climate turns cold with the onset of this months and the temperature experiences a sharp drop to as low as 0 degree Celsius. its gets increasingly chilly and may also dip below 0 degree.
  • November – The onset of winter is marked by the closing of the temple kapat on the holy eve of Diwali. The temperature here remains between -7 to 3 degree Celsius.
  • December – The temple kapat is shut off for Darshan to the general public, the locals inhabiting the surrounding regions leave to a lower altitude where the climate is favorable and the temperature goes to as low as -10 degree Celsius.

Most Favorable Time to Visit Yamunotri

If you are looking to have a comfortable pilgrimage and if the heavy crowd does not bother you then visiting Yamunotri Dham during its peak season months of May to mid-July are considered to be the most appropriate time to visit. In between the monsoon months the region gets engulfed in unpredictable weather conditions but if you coordinate well with your Chardham tour operator then you will be able to travel to Yamunotri in the sunny days. Also, in case you want to ditch the crowd and the cold winter months is not a problem for you to handle then you can opt to go during late September to early November (until the temple kapat shuts down for Darshan to the general public).

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