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Agra Weather And Best time To Visit Agra
The climate of Agra can be prominently categorized into summer, monsoon and winter. A short spring and autumn mark the transitory phases between summer and winter. During peak summer, the maximum temperature might even shoot beyond the 46°C mark. Winters can be quite chilly, with minimum temperatures dropping even below 5°C. The best time to visit Agra is from October to March. The pleasant Agra weather makes this the perfect time for sightseeing to enjoy the beauty of this magnificent old city.
Spring (February-mid March)
Around the middle of February, Agra’s climate undergoes the transition from winter to summer. Cold conditions continue until the middle of February, after which the Agra weather gradually starts getting warmer. The days are pleasant with the average temperature hovering between 20-25 °C. Such mild weather conditions make it the best time to visit Agra and savour its diverse sights and attractions. A major spring attraction is the unique Taj Mahotsav, which celebrates India’s rich tradition of arts, crafts and music. This eagerly awaited festival draws visitors from all over the India and the world.
Summer (April - June)
Summer begins in early April and the intense heat continues till end-June or early-July, i.e. till the arrival of monsoon. Temperatures start rising in April. May is the hottest month of the year. The average high temperature often exceeds 45°C, while the average low touches 30°C. The humidity is high and adds to the discomfort. The average monthly rainfall is about 60 mm. A summer visit is, thus, generally advised against.
Monsoon (July-mid September)
Towards the middle or end of June, temperatures start reducing, while humidity increases gradually. Monsoon arrives in Agra by end-June or the first week of July. August is the wettest month in Agra. The southwest monsoons bring much awaited relief from the scorching summer heat. The average monthly rainfall ranges from 200-250 mm. The average high temperature during these months is about 35-40°C, resulting in a hot and humid weather.
Autumn (October – November)
The end of monsoon marks the arrival of the short-lived autumn season. The transition from summer to winter is marked by the autumn season spreading over the months of October and November. There might be occasional post-monsoon showers in October while November is usually the driest month of the year. The average high temperature is between 22-27°C whereas the average low is between 15-20 °C. Almost zero rainfall, accompanied by comfortable temperature levels and cool winds make autumn, along with spring, the best time to visit Agra and enjoy its unique charm. This is also the time when the major festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated, which attracts tourists from all over India and abroad.
Winter (December – January)
Late November or early December marks the arrival of winter. January is the coldest month of the year when the minimum temperature drops below 5°C. The average high temperature ranges from 20-25°C, while the average low is usually below 10°C. The Agra weather might also experience instances when the minimum temperature drops below 0°C. Though the nights are extremely cold, the daytime weather is sunny and pleasant making it ideal for sightseeing and other tourist activities.