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Best time to visit New Delhi, India

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The best time to visit New Delhi is October-November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting New Delhi such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, October-November is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in New Delhi can rise as high as 46℃ (115℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (43℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of New Delhi during the day, the sun stays up the longest around May. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to New Delhi, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

May

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New Delhi seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in New Delhi as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. New Delhi is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in New Delhi

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in New Delhi for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

New Delhi climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in New Delhi for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

New Delhi in January

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in January, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


New Delhi in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


New Delhi in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


New Delhi in April

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 21%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


New Delhi in May

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average humidity: 18%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


New Delhi in June

  • Average temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


New Delhi in July

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


New Delhi in August

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


New Delhi in September

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

New Delhi in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


New Delhi in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


New Delhi in December

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to New Delhi in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in New Delhi is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 42℃ (108℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in New Delhi is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in New Delhi is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting New Delhi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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