Monthly weather forecast and climate
New Delhi, India

Palm trees and birds flying above the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, in New Delhi, India, under clear skies
Palm trees and birds flying above the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, in New Delhi, India, under clear skies
New Delhi, the capital of India, has a humid subtropical climate that is classified as Cwa under the Köppen climatic classification bordered by a hot semi-arid climate classified as Bsh under the Köppen climatic classification. This causes a huge difference in the temperature and rainfall readings between summer and winter.
Influenced by the monsoon winds, the climate is characterized by long scorching and relatively rainy summers and short, mildly warm, and dry winters.

The hot season runs from mid-April through October and is characterized by relatively higher rainfall, especially between June and September that measures up to an average of 137.2mm (5.4"). The temperatures in the season range on average between 22°C (71.6°F) on the coldest days and 39°C (102.2°F) on the hottest days.

The cold season receives minimal rainfall measuring only to an average of 12.7mm (0.5") across November through March. Temperatures in the season are mildly warm ranging between 7°C (44.6°F) on the coldest days and 28°C (82.4°F) on the warmest days but sometimes get extremely low near freezing. During the cold season, chilly winds are experienced, making the mornings and evenings quite chilly, blowing at an average of 10.1km/h (6.3mph).

Humidity is relatively higher during the hot season, measuring an average of 34.9% than in the cold season when it measures an average of 28.2%. Visibility during the cold season is reduced to not more than 10km on average owing to the winds and foggy days experienced during the freezing days.
The best time to visit New Delhi would be from November through March. This is in the cold season, and the temperatures are mildly warm and pleasant ranging between 7°C (44.6°F) and 28°C (82.4°F) as opposed to the extremely high temperatures of the hot season. During this time, the high rains are not experienced, and the sun shines practically all day long. It makes a perfect time for outdoor activities and visiting parks, museums, and historic sites without weather interruptions.

The worst time to visit New Delhi is between April and October. This falls in the hot season, and many weather interruptions are experienced. Temperatures get incredibly high and oppressing up to 39°C (102.2°F), making it almost unbearably hot. The hot season also suffers a high wind speed of up to 19.2km/h (11.9mph) and the heavy rains experienced between June and September. Any outdoor engagements are downplayed by extreme weather conditions making it the worst time to visit the city.

January in New Delhi is characterized by the lowest temperatures across the year indicating between 7°C (44.6°F) and 18°C (64.4°F) and relatively low humidity of 35%. Weather in January »

Temperatures rise a bit to get warmer and more pleasant with the lowest recording being 11°C (51.8°F) and the highest being 23°C (73.4°F). Weather in February »

The temperatures rise to make it a warmer month compared to the past few months. Ranging between 15°C (59°F) and 28°C (82.4°F), March starts to feel hot already, but for all outdoor activities, the weather is manageable. Weather in March »

April is a transitional month into the hot season. It is one of the driest months of the year with very minimal rainfall that collects the only 7.6mm (0.3"), on average, raining for not more than one day across the month. Weather in April »

May in New Delhi is the hottest month of the year with temperatures oppressively scorching at 26°C (78.8°F) on the lowest side and 39°C (102.2°F) on the highest side. Weather in May »

In June, there is a small rise in the average lowest temperature recording to 27°C (80.6°F) and a decrease in the highest average record to 37°C (98.6°F). Weather in June »

July is one of the most humid and wettest months of the year. Humidity takes a spike to read 49%, and the month experiences more cloudy skies. Weather in July »

August is still hot with the lowest temperature recording at 26°C (78.8°F) and the highest recording at 33°C (91.4°F). Days start to cool down as the hot season is coming to an end in the upcoming weeks. Weather in August »

September in New Delhi experiences a slight drop in the humidity levels to 53%, while the highest temperature recording remains steady at 33°C (91.4°F). Weather in September »

October is a transitional month into the cold season. It is marked by a sharp increase in the average sunshine hours to eleven and a sharp decrease in the amount of rainfall. Weather in October »

In New Delhi, November is the driest month of the year, with the wind blowing at an average of 7.2km/h (4.5mph) and a relatively low humidity of 23%. Being the onset of the cold season, the temperatures drop to become mildly warm and pleasant. Weather in November »

December is another lovely month in New Delhi. Rainfall experienced is quite minimal at an average of 10.2mm (0.4") during the month, and only one rainy day recorded all month. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in New Delhi?

The coldest month in New Delhi is January, with an average high-temperature of 20.8°C (69.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 7.6°C (45.7°F).

How much does it rain in New Delhi?

Throughout the year, in New Delhi, India, there are 40.9 rainfall days, and 784.4mm (30.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the warmest month in New Delhi?

The warmest month is May, with an average high-temperature of 39.5°C (103.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 25.9°C (78.6°F).

What is the wettest month in New Delhi?

The month with the most rainfall in New Delhi, India, is August when the rain falls for 10.9 days and typically aggregates up to 253.4mm (10") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in New Delhi?

November is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 0.4 days and accumulates 3.7mm (0.1") of precipitation.
Average temperature - New Delhi, India
Average rainfall - New Delhi, India

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (253.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is November (3.7mm).

Average rainfall days - New Delhi, India

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (10.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is November (0.4 days).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - New Delhi, India

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.3h).

Months with most sunshine are April and October (Average sunshine: 8.7h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 5.4h).