Bhutan Climatic Classifications

CodeDescriptionGroupNumber of states/regionsStates/regions
CwbTemperate highland tropical climate with dry wintersTemperate13 Bumthang Chhukha Dagana Ha Lhuentse Paro Thimphu Trashi Yangtse Trashigang Trongsa Tsirang Wangdue Phodrang Zhemgang
CwaHumid subtropical, dry winterTemperate5 Monggar Pemagatshel Samdrup Jongkha Samtse Sarpang
DwcSubartic, dry winter, cool summerCold (continental)2 Gasa Punakha

Summary: Most regions (13) in Bhutan lie in the Temperate highland tropical climate with dry winters climate zone (Köppen: Cwb). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 27.2°C (80.96°F) in Samtse to a low of 1.56°C (34.81°F) in Lhuentse.

Climate Bhutan: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)24.65(76.37)28.51(83.32)32.77(90.99)34.28(93.7)33.87(92.97)33.37(92.07)32.49(90.48)33.28(91.9)32.23(90.01)30.7(87.26)27.93(82.27)24.88(76.78)34.28(93.7)
Average high °C (°F)12.12(53.82)14.94(58.89)17.88(64.18)19.96(67.93)21.51(70.72)22.85(73.13)22.62(72.72)23.45(74.21)21.97(71.55)19.55(67.19)16.52(61.74)13.75(56.75)18.93(66.07)
Daily mean °C (°F)8.14(46.65)10.87(51.57)14.02(57.24)16.48(61.66)18.46(65.23)20.24(68.43)20.26(68.47)20.72(69.3)19.23(66.61)16.18(61.12)12.76(54.97)9.89(49.8)15.6(60.08)
Average low °C (°F)2.28(36.1)4.34(39.81)7.29(45.12)10.62(51.12)13.19(55.74)15.98(60.76)16.7(62.06)16.68(62.02)15.28(59.5)11.03(51.85)7.18(44.92)4.39(39.9)10.41(50.74)
Record low °C (°F)-14.43(6.03)-11.28(11.7)-8.93(15.93)-4.71(23.52)-0.16(31.71)4.32(39.78)5.59(42.06)4.68(40.42)3.23(37.81)-2.23(27.99)-7.05(19.31)-10.32(13.42)-14.43(6.03)
Average precipitation mm (inches)8.98(0.35)17.91(0.71)30.39(1.2)85.97(3.38)158.52(6.24)216.34(8.52)307.02(12.09)220.57(8.68)195.15(7.68)48.75(1.92)6.83(0.27)4.81(0.19)108.44(4.27)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)2.353.567.5314.3918.5721.3424.8221.7918.447.492.251.3311.99
Average relative humidity (%)57.1753.552.9960.7270.276.9681.7279.179.6372.1567.5363.3767.92
Mean monthly sunshine hours8.58.711.2212.3212.812.7312.1612.1511.1910.058.868.5310.77

Bhutan Climate Graph

Bhutan

Bhutan’s Cities by Temperature

Bhutan’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Samtse
27.2°C | 80.96°F
Zhemgang
26.75°C | 80.15°F
Sarpang
26.75°C | 80.15°F
Pemagatshel
26.75°C | 80.15°F
Monggar
26.75°C | 80.15°F
Tsirang
26.75°C | 80.15°F
Trashigang
25.99°C | 78.78°F
Samdrup Jongkha
25.99°C | 78.78°F
Dagana
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Paro
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Gasa
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Thimphu
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Bumthang
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Trongsa
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Punakha
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Ha
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Wangdue Phodrang
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Chhukha
9.61°C | 49.3°F
Trashi Yangtse
1.56°C | 34.81°F
Lhuentse
1.56°C | 34.81°F

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