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Best time to visit Lhasa, Tibet

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The best time to visit Lhasa is April-May

If you’re looking to travel to Lhasa for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Lhasa is April-May due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

The very hottest temperatures in Lhasa get to around 21℃ (70℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -14℃ (8℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Lhasa are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Lhasa in July. Head over there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Lhasa. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

August

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Lhasa seasons

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

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 Lhasa 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.

Lhasa 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 Lhasa 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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FEB
MAR
APR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lhasa in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in February

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in March

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in May

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lhasa in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lhasa in August

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lhasa in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Lhasa in October

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in November

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lhasa in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lhasa in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lhasa is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 18℃ (64℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lhasa is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lhasa 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 Lhasa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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