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Average Weather in Amritsar India

In Amritsar, the summers are short, sweltering, humid, and clear and the winters are short, cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 103°F and is rarely below 34°F or above 111°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Amritsar for hot-weather activities are from late April to early June and from mid September to mid October.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from April 22 to July 14, with an average daily high temperature above 95°F. The hottest day of the year is May 30, with an average high of 103°F and low of 75°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.5 months, from December 7 to February 21, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest day of the year is January 9, with an average low of 40°F and high of 64°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in AmritsarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolwarmhotswelteringcoolvery coldhotcomfortablevery coldcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Manuel Ojinaga, Mexico (8,218 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Amritsar (view comparison).

Clouds

In Amritsar, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Amritsar begins around August 19 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around November 23. On September 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 23 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around August 19. On March 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 67% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AmritsarclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 2698%Sep 2698%Mar 1867%Mar 1867%Aug 1982%Aug 1982%Nov 2383%Nov 2383%clearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Amritsar varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.5 months, from June 23 to September 9, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 52% on July 23.

The drier season lasts 9.5 months, from September 9 to June 23. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on November 7.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 52% on July 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AmritsarwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 2352%Jul 2352%Nov 72%Nov 72%Jan 18%Jan 18%Jun 2327%Jun 2327%Sep 927%Sep 927%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Amritsar experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.8 months, from December 27 to October 19, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 6.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from October 19 to December 27. The least rain falls around November 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Amritsar varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:24 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 7:31 AM on January 9. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:39 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Amritsar during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in AmritsarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 125:24 AMJun 125:24 AM7:39 PMJul 17:39 PMJul 1Dec 45:26 PMDec 45:26 PM7:31 AMJan 97:31 AMJan 9daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Amritsar experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from June 3 to October 16, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 25% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 12, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 12, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AmritsarmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 120%Jan 120%99%Aug 1299%Aug 12Jun 325%Jun 325%Oct 1625%Oct 1625%miserablemiserablehumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggyoppressiveoppressive
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Amritsar experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.5 months, from January 22 to July 5, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.5 months, from July 5 to January 22. The calmest day of the year is September 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AmritsarwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphApr 216.4 mphApr 216.4 mphSep 74.2 mphSep 74.2 mphJan 225.3 mphJan 225.3 mphJul 55.3 mphJul 55.3 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Amritsar varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 months, from February 26 to May 4 and for 1.3 months, from September 29 to November 7, with a peak percentage of 39% on April 9. The wind is most often from the west for 2.1 months, from May 4 to July 8 and for 3.7 months, from November 7 to February 26, with a peak percentage of 44% on June 13. The wind is most often from the south for 1.5 months, from July 8 to August 25, with a peak percentage of 38% on July 27.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AmritsarWNWSENWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Amritsar throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Amritsar for general outdoor tourist activities is from early October to mid November, with a peak score in the last week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in AmritsarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468108.28.23.13.17.27.23.33.3 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Amritsar for hot-weather activities are from late April to early June and from mid September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AmritsarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.77.70.30.37.37.34.44.4precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Amritsar over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 2, with a 79% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Amritsargrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Jan 2490%Jan 2490%Dec 1890%Dec 1879%Jan 479%Jan 4Jul 12100%Jul 12100%very coldcoldwarmhotswelteringcoolcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Amritsar should appear around January 22, only rarely appearing before January 17 or after January 28.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AmritsarJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°FJan 2289°FJan 2289°FApr 1900°FApr 1900°FDec 318,050°FDec 318,050°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from April 17 to July 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 29, with an average of 7.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 9 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Amritsar are 31.622 deg latitude, 74.875 deg longitude, and 755 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Amritsar is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 79 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 759 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (154 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (449 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Amritsar is covered by artificial surfaces (89%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (88%) and artificial surfaces (11%), and within 50 miles by cropland (90%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Amritsar, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Amritsar.

At a distance of 12 kilometers from Amritsar, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Amritsar according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.