Amritsar - Geography and Climate

Geography and Climate

Amritsar is located at 31°38′N 74°52′E / 31.63°N 74.87°E / 31.63; 74.87 with an average elevation of 234 metres (768 ft).

Amritsar has a semiarid climate, typical of Northwestern India and experiences four seasons primarily: winter season (November to March) with temperature ranges from 4 °C (39 °F) to about 19 °C (66 °F), summer season (April to June) where temperatures can reach 45 °C (113 °F), monsoon season (July to September) and post-monsoon season (September to November). Annual rainfall is about 681 millimetres (26.8 in). Since 1970, the lowest temperature, −6.6 °C (20.1 °F), was recorded on 21 Jan 2005 and the highest temperature, 49.7 °C (121.5 °F), was recorded on 21 May 1978.

Climate data for Amritsar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
21.9
(71.4)
26.9
(80.4)
33.9
(93.0)
38.8
(101.8)
39.8
(103.6)
35.3
(95.5)
34.3
(93.7)
34.4
(93.9)
32.3
(90.1)
27.0
(80.6)
21.3
(70.3)
30.43
(86.77)
Average low °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
6.3
(43.3)
11.0
(51.8)
16.2
(61.2)
21.2
(70.2)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.2
(77.4)
22.7
(72.9)
15.7
(60.3)
8.6
(47.5)
4.3
(39.7)
15.47
(59.84)
Rainfall mm (inches) 28.3
(1.114)
29.2
(1.15)
34.8
(1.37)
19.3
(0.76)
19.6
(0.772)
51.7
(2.035)
224.7
(8.846)
174.5
(6.87)
94.6
(3.724)
21.3
(0.839)
5.7
(0.224)
14.6
(0.575)
718.3
(28.28)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 2.0 2.6 1.5 1.3 3.1 8.2 8.1 3.6 1.2 0.6 1.2 35.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 182.9 193.2 220.1 264.0 294.5 270.0 217.0 226.3 240.0 254.2 219.0 182.9 2,764.1
Source #1: IMD
Source #2: HKO

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