Best Time to Visit Tibet

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Tibet. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Lhasa, Qamdo und Sangg Zangbo. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Tibet for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -21 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 04.84 in (0 – 15 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 0.1 °C (Sangg Zangbo) and 7.5 °C (Lhasa)
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Best Time to Visit Tibet: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 8 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 11 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 13 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 12 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 9 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Tibet) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
LhasaJune, July, August, and September
QamdoMay, June, July, August, and September
Sangg ZangboMay, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Tibet

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Lhasa

Climate Chart Lhasa
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Qamdo

Climate Chart Qamdo
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Sangg Zangbo

Climate Chart Sangg Zangbo
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Tibet

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Tibet, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Lhasa (Tibet)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°16°19°23°22°21°20°16°11°
Night Temperature-10°-7°-3°10°-5°-9°
Precipitation (inch)000.080.21.062.834.694.842.280.390.080.04
Rainy days0001510151510200
Hours of Sunshine888899778999
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Lhasa is 7.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: June (15.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (-2.1 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 16.5 inch on 58 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: May, and October

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, October is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Qamdo (Tibet)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°13°17°21°23°24°24°22°18°12°
Night Temperature-11°-7°-3°11°10°-6°-10°
Precipitation (inch)0.040.160.350.671.613.664.023.72.760.980.20.08
Rainy days0124813151312511
Hours of Sunshine666777676777
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Qamdo is 7.5 °C.

Warmest month: July (16.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (-2.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.23 inch on 75 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: March, April, and October

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.5 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation in Sangg Zangbo (Tibet)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-4°-3°12°18°21°20°16°-2°
Night Temperature-21°-18°-14°-9°-5°-9°-16°-20°
Precipitation (inch)0.080.040.080.040.080.120.940.940.200.040.04
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Sangg Zangbo is 0.1 °C.

Warmest month: July (13.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (-12.5 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 2.6 inch

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Sangg Zangbo.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Lhasa
few clouds     few clouds, 19.1 °C
Clouds: 21 %       Wind: 16 mph SW
Air Pressure: 1005.94 hPa       Humidity: 8 %
Last updated: 21st May 2019, 10:52 am
The next days …
21st May 201922nd May 201923rd May 201924th May 201925th May 201926th May 2019
sky is clear7 °C to 19 °Clight rain8 °C to 18 °Cmoderate rain8 °C to 17 °Csky is clear8 °C to 18 °Cscattered clouds8 °C to 18 °Csky is clear8 °C to 17 °C
7 °C to 19 °C8 °C to 18 °C8 °C to 17 °C8 °C to 18 °C8 °C to 18 °C8 °C to 17 °C
Clouds: 2 %Clouds: 60 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 9 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 1 %
No Precipitation0.01 in of rain0.27 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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