Monthly climate in Delhi, India

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Delhi features a humid subtropical climate (Cwa). Temperatures typically range between 13 °C (56 °F) and 33 °C (91 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 2 °C (36 °F) or can rise to as high as 45 °C (113 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 774 mm (30.5 inches) and receives 83 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Delhi enjoys an average of 3727 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 10 hours 20 minutes to 13 hours 55 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Delhi, India §

The warmest months in Delhi are May, June and July, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 31 to 33 °C (88 - 91 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 13 to 17 °C (56 - 62 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Delhi experiences 249 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Delhi, India. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 26°C
(79°F)
32°C
(90°F)
39°C
(102°F)
44°C
(111°F)
45°C
(113°F)
45°C
(112°F)
42°C
(109°F)
37°C
(99°F)
38°C
(100°F)
36°C
(97°F)
32°C
(89°F)
27°C
(81°F)
Mean maximum 24°C
(75°F)
29°C
(84°F)
36°C
(98°F)
41°C
(107°F)
43°C
(110°F)
42°C
(108°F)
40°C
(104°F)
36°C
(98°F)
36°C
(97°F)
35°C
(95°F)
31°C
(87°F)
26°C
(79°F)
Average high 19°C
(67°F)
24°C
(75°F)
30°C
(85°F)
37°C
(98°F)
38°C
(102°F)
38°C
(100°F)
35°C
(94°F)
33°C
(92°F)
33°C
(92°F)
32°C
(91°F)
27°C
(81°F)
21°C
(71°F)
Daily mean 13°C
(56°F)
17°C
(62°F)
22°C
(73°F)
29°C
(85°F)
32°C
(90°F)
33°C
(91°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(86°F)
29°C
(85°F)
26°C
(78°F)
20°C
(67°F)
14°C
(58°F)
Average low 9°C
(48°F)
12°C
(53°F)
17°C
(62°F)
22°C
(72°F)
26°C
(78°F)
28°C
(82°F)
28°C
(82°F)
27°C
(82°F)
26°C
(79°F)
20°C
(69°F)
14°C
(58°F)
9°C
(49°F)
Mean minimum 4°C
(40°F)
7°C
(45°F)
12°C
(54°F)
17°C
(64°F)
22°C
(71°F)
24°C
(75°F)
25°C
(78°F)
26°C
(78°F)
23°C
(74°F)
16°C
(60°F)
10°C
(51°F)
5°C
(42°F)
Minimum 2°C
(36°F)
5°C
(42°F)
8°C
(47°F)
16°C
(61°F)
20°C
(69°F)
22°C
(71°F)
25°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
21°C
(70°F)
13°C
(56°F)
8°C
(48°F)
4°C
(39°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Delhi, India §

Delhi usually has the most precipitation in July, August and September, with an average of 17 rainy days and 177 mm (7.0 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Delhi are April, November and December. On average, 12 mm (0.5 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Delhi, India. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42 (1.7) 34 (1.3) 34 (1.3) 15 (0.6) 32 (1.3) 50 (2.0) 209 (8.2) 175 (6.9) 147 (5.8) 18 (0.7) 11 (0.4) 9 (0.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 3 2 5 3 5 8 20 20 13 2 1 1

Monthly sunshine hours in Delhi, India §

The sunniest months in Delhi are April, May and June, when the sun shines an average of 11 hours 40 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Delhi: January, February and December receive an average of 8 hours 34 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Delhi, India. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 227 277 333 344 364 355 330 314 305 317 284 277
Mean daily daylight hours 10h 31m 11h 9m 11h 59m 12h 51m 13h 34m 13h 55m 13h 44m 13h 7m 12h 17m 11h 26m 10h 42m 10h 20m

Solar UV radiation in Delhi, India §

Delhi experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Mart, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 11 - 13, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, June and December are in the Moderate / High exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 6. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Delhi UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Delhi, India. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 5 9 12 10 10 6 13 11 10 8 6 5