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Best time to visit Patna, India

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The best time to visit Patna is January

Patna can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 44℃ (111℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 8℃ (47℉) around January.

The sun stays up the longest in Patna in May, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Patna usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Patna are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

May

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Patna seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Patna

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 Patna 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.

Patna 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 Patna 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

Patna in January

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Patna 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.


Patna in April

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in May

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (107℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 6 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in June

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in July

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 176mm (7") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in August

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Patna in September

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 133mm (5") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Patna in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Patna in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Patna in November

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Patna 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.


Patna in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Patna 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 Patna is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 41℃ (107℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Patna is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Patna 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 Patna, 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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