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Sikkim Climate

The temperature plays a vital role while deciding when to visit a destination. When it comes to Sikkim, due to its geographical location, the temperature varies from region to region. Sikkim is divided into four parts and the altitude variation leads to changes in Sikkim temperature. From subtropical in the south to tundra in the north, the Sikkim weather alters from place to place. 

Most of the inhabited regions of the state experience a temperature climate with Sikkim temperature not crossing 28°C in summer. The average annual temperature in Sikkim remains around 18°C, making it a perfect holiday destination. The soothing aura and low temperature of Sikkim, make it a perfect getaway to get a respite from summers and enjoy snowfall as well.

Whether you are honeymooners, romantic couples, solo travelers, or families, to experience the pleasant Weather & Climate of Sikkim, March to June and October and November are the perfect months to visit Sikkim. 

Here is the detailed information about Sikkim Climate, Temperature and Weather

Sikkim in January

The average temperature in Sikkim in January remains around 10°C, making it an ideal time to plan a trip. During this month, the lofty peaks and forests are decked in snow allowing tourists to indulge in thrilling snow activities. Lachen. Lachung, Yuksom, and Pelling are some of the places that get covered in snow and will surely take your breath away. You can also indulge in New Year celebrations in January in Sikkim and honeymooners can plan a trip during this time to spend time in tranquility.

Sikkim in February

The last month of winter, February is a great time for romantic couples to visit Sikkim. They can enjoy the pleasant Sikkim climate and explore the snowy paradise. During this winter month, the Sikkim temperature varies from 6°C to 15°C, making it enjoyable especially for snow lovers. You can enjoy a peaceful holiday in Sikkim in February in the lap of nature or partake in religious and cultural festivals that are celebrated in February.

Sikkim in March

The temperature in Sikkim in March remains between 10°C to 14°C. It is the perfect time to visit Sikkim. You can comfortably enjoy sightseeing at places like Gangtok, Nathula Pass, Pelling, Lahung, and Ravangla. However, it is a little cold in the first week of this month, so it is recommended to carry light woolen. You can witness clear skies, lush greenery, and explore their natural beauty for a memorable trip.

Sikkim in April

Sikkim weather in April is quite pleasant climate and is the perfect time for families to plan a trip. You can enjoy various recreational activities and comfortably explore the popular places in Sikkim. The sky gets clearer and you can witness the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. The temperature of Sikkim in April fluctuates between 5°C to 25°C with cold mornings and nights. 

Sikkim in May

Sikkim temperature in May hovers from 8°C to 20°C. You can visit Sikkim from various cities nearby and enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by pristine beauty. Also, May is the perfect month to visit Sikkim to get a respite from the summer heat. The cool Sikkim weather will make your trip more enjoyable. Also, the Valley of Flowers is blooming in May in Sikkim and is a sight not to be missed. 

Sikkim in June

June marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Sikkim. It receives moderate rain showers and has a temperature between 11°C and 19°C. The Sikkim Climate is also pleasant and the entire state is covered with cloudy skies. If you want to see a different side of the state, visit Sikkim in June. 

Sikkim in July

The rain showers get heavy in the month of July. The entire region is soaking wet with lush greenery all around. You can treat your eyes to the various shades of green and enjoy a warm snack with hot chocolate. The temperature in Sikkim in July hovers from 17°C to 21°C. With that being said, it is best to avoid this season as landslides can hinder your plan. 

Sikkim in August

Monsoon continues in August. With the temperatures in Sikkim in August fluctuating between 4°C and 15°C, it will be great to avoid this month’s visit to Sikkim. The landslides may be an obstacle to your plans and you can't enjoy outdoor activities. However, August is off-season in Sikkim and if you are on a budget, you can get amazing deals and discounts on hotels and flights. 

Sikkim in September

The flow of the water doesn’t slow down in September either. It is the last month of the monsoon and you can enjoy nature at its best during this month. Sikkim climate also remains pleasant and you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and natural beauty. The last week of September marks the beginning of the autumn season in Sikkim. And if you want good deals on hotels and flights, this is the perfect month to do so.

Sikkim in October

The pleasant Sikkim weather in October invites a large number of tourists. The average Sikkim temperature remains around 17°C in October and makes it ideal for tourists to enjoy the sightseeing. Yuksom, Pelling, Ravangla, Gangtok, Nathula Pass, Lachen, and Lachung are some of the best places you can explore in Sikkim in October. There is abundant beauty, lush green surroundings, and pleasant weather all around that will leave you spellbound.

Sikkim in November

If you are a thrill-seeker, plan a visit to Sikkim in November. The temperature in Sikkim in November remains between 9°C and 21°C, allowing tourists to indulge in recreational activities. You can take your family and kids to Sikkim in November and couples can enjoy a romantic time in peace. Also, November in Sikkim marks the onset of the winter season. 

Sikkim in December

December is among the best months to visit Sikkim. The average Sikkim temperature ranges from  0°C to 10°C that is ideal for nature and snow lovers. The entire region is decked in snow allowing tourists to indulge in adventure activities. You can visit some of the best places in Sikkim like Gangtok, Lachen, and Lachung and also see the snow-capped Mt. Kanchenjunga. Christmas and New Year celebrations are at full boom and will make your Sikkim visit unforgettable.



Sikkim Temperature, Weather Condition & Forecast

Today's Temperature

Tue 07 Dec 21, 03:07 am IST
9.3 °C
Partly cloudy
Rain: 0 mm
Humidity: 88%
Wind: 6.8 km/h
UV Index: 1

Weather Forecast

Tue
07 Dec
8.1°C-14.8°C
Patchy rain possible
Rain: 86%
Wed
08 Dec
3°C-14.3°C
Patchy rain possible
Rain: 70%
Thu
09 Dec
7.2°C-18.2°C
Sunny
Rain: 0%