1 Minimum Temperature: 22° C (Summer), 9° C (Winter)
2 Maximum Temperature: 41° C (Summer), 33° C (Winter)
3 Best Time to Visit : October to March

Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. It probably derived its name from the two rivers that border the city- Varana in the North and Asi to the South. This city is situated in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi experiences a humid subtropical climate with large variations between summer and winter temperatures. Cold waves from the Himalayan region cause temperatures to dip across the city in the winter from December to February and temperatures below 5 °C are not uncommon.

Summer season : During summers, weather can be as hot as 41° C and humid too as Varanasi lies at the Tropic of cancer.

Monsoon or Rainy season : Torrential rains and high humidity accompanies the monsoons that usually come in late June or early July for about two months.

Winter season : Winters in Varanasi see very large diurnal variations, with warm days and downright cold nights. Cold waves from the Himalayan region cause temperatures to dip across the city in the winter from December to February and temperatures below 10 °C are not uncommon.

What to wear : Wear light woollens during summer and very heavy woollens during winter



Varanasi maximum & minimum temperature and rainfall
  City Month Max Temp Min Temp Mean Rainfall mm
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi January 23.2 8.8 17.6
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi February 26.7 11.3 15
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi March 33 16.3 7.9
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi April 38.8 22 4.4
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi May 40.9 26.2 10.5
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi June 38.8 27.9 96.6
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi July 33.8 26.4 309.9
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi August 32.8 26 273.2
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi September 32.7 25 246.4
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi October 32.7 20.7 35.1
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi November 29.3 14.1 10.7
 
Weather / climate / temperature / rainfall Varanasi December 24.6 9.6 6.5