Manali weather

The weather in Manali is very important for the enthusiastic trekkers as a particular weather condition can determine the level of difficulty of the trek. It is highly recommended to avoid visiting Manali during the time of monsoons, as the Chandigarh-Manali road as well as areas around Mandi are highly susceptible to landslides.

Manali weather in Summers

The summer season in Manali is also quite pleasant ans it starts from March and lasts till June. This season is favourable for those indulging in rafting activities or paragliding and mountain sports. The temperatures are between 10 degree to 25 degree Celsius and snow can be fond only at very high altitudes.

The best time for trekkers to visit Manali is during the summer and autumn months.

Manali weather in Monsoon

Manali receives rainfall in the months between July and mid-September. This is not the best time to visit Manali because of the frequent occurrences of landslides due to rainfall. Monsoons are bad for both trekkers and tourists.


However, there are still some treks on which you can go.

Manali in monsoon
Treks to do during Monsoon

Month-wise weather of Manali

There is a difference of 379 mm of precipitation between the driest and wettest months. During the year, the average temperatures vary by 17.1 °C

Manali in January

Temperature: -5 degree to 5 degree Celsius.
Nearest snow point – Nehru Kund, 5 kms from Manali.
It snows on an average of twice a week in Manali during this time and use of heater is a necessity.

Manali in February

Temperature: 0 degree to 5 degree Celsius
Nearest snow point –  Nehru Kund, 5 kms from Manali.
It snows every week in this month but February is a bit warmer compared to January. The local festival known as Fagli is celebrated during this month.

Manali in March

Temperature: 3 degree to 8 degree Celsius
Nearest snow point – Solang Valley and Kothi.
It hardly snows in this month and by the end of March, heli-skiing is usually stopped.

Manali in April

Temperature: 5 degrees to 12 degrees Celsius
Nearest snow point – Gulaba-Rahla Fall, 30 kms from Manali.
The temperature in this month is pleasant throughout the day and the flowers starts to bloom. The tourist season starts from April.

Manali in May

Temperature: 15 degrees to 22 degrees Celsius
Nearest snow point – Beas Nala or Marhi.
The days start to get warmer. The popular Dhungri Mela, celebrated in the Hadimba Devi Temple, takes place during this month.

Manali in June

Temperature: 18 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius
Nearest snow point – Rohtang Pass
This month is very hot and you will feel the need for fans and air conditioning.

Manali in July

Temperature: 20 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius
It is a very hot and humid month and the snow starts disappearing. The tourist season faces a decline because of the onset of the monsson due to which landslides occur. Due to high water level in the Beas, rafting and paragliding are shut down for the months of July and August.

Manali in August

Temperature: 22 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius.
Use of raincoats is required in this month due to heavy rainfall. Low chances of seeing snow anywhere

Manali in September

Temperature: 16 degrees to 25 degrees Celsius
The temperatures starts to decline from this month and there is a chance of snowfall in the high altitudes, including Rohtang Pass.

Manali in October

Temperature: 8 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius
Towards the end of this month winter starts to set in. The festival of Dusshera in Kullu is very famous and is celebrated during this month.

Manali in November

Temperature: 3 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius
It is one of the coldest months in a year and frozen ice is visible on the roads. Snowfall can occur in the city and the Rohtang Pass officially closes down from 15th November by the BRO.

Manali in December

Temperature: 0 degrees to 3 degrees Celsius
Nearest Snow point – Solang Valley
The frozen ice is back on the roads and the use of heaters in a room would be needed.

Best Time to visit Manali

The best time to visit Manali is after the monsoon season is over, that is, from September onwards. The end of the monsoon season leads to an outburst of different varieties of vegetation and the whole place is filled with lush greenery.

From winter to spring to summer, the place remains accessible to the trekkers. It is only during the monsoon period that trekking becomes a bit difficult and it is best to avoid trekking during this time.

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