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Best time to visit Shimoga, India

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The best time to visit Shimoga is January-February

Shimoga is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, January-February is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The very hottest temperatures in Shimoga get to around 38℃ (101℉) in the height of summer. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Shimoga is around 14℃ (57℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Shimoga during the day, the sun stays up the longest around March. The wet season in Shimoga falls around October, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in February instead.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Shimoga, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

April

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

March

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Shimoga seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Shimoga as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Shimoga 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 Shimoga

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 Shimoga 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.

Shimoga 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 Shimoga 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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DEC

Shimoga in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Shimoga in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Shimoga in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings, and t-shirts and sun protection for the daytime.


Shimoga in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga in April, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Shimoga in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Shimoga in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shimoga in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shimoga in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (3") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Shimoga in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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

Shimoga in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 126mm (5") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Shimoga in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Shimoga in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Shimoga 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 Shimoga is usually April, where temperatures tend to rise to around 37℃ (99℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Shimoga is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Shimoga is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Shimoga, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in March are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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