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Bhopal Weather And Best Time To Visit Bhopal
Two of the most beautiful lakes made by man in Bhopal represent the city today as one with the perfect mix of heritage, culture and modernity. Bhopal has seen it all. It has seen the grandeur in the times of Raja Bhoj in the 11th century as well as the regal atmosphere that prevailed when the British made it a princely state in the 19th century. It has also seen the dreadful times when it was repeatedly plundered and ravaged in the 13th century.
Today Bhopal would like to be called as a place that attracts people to visit it. It has majestic mosques which highlight some of the finest in Mughal architecture. The visitor will be in awe after seeing the splendid museums and havelis while the gourmet would leave with excellent memories of the nawabi food that Bhopal is well known for. The weather of Bhopal is one which is subtropical and humid. It has hot summers, a monsoon season which is humid and winter that is cool and dry. The winter is the best time to visit Bhopal. The cooler months are between late October and early March. The complete guide for the seasons is given below.
Bhopal has a very hot and uncomfortable summer when the temperature varies between 24°C-47°C. The temperature starts to rise from around early April and this lasts till June. Because of the high temperature, visitors are advised not to venture outside, especially during the hotter part of the day. However, nothing shuts down in Bhopal during its hot summer. One can therefore take precautions, remain suitably hydrated and move around in cool, cotton clothes.
Monsoon (June to September)
The monsoon in Bhopal is very beautiful. However, the humidity levels are fairly high during this period due to torrential rains. Since roads tend to get flooded, it may be difficult to move around in Bhopal during the monsoon period. Total annual rainfall in Bhopal is around 1146 mm or 46”.
Winter (December to February)
Though winter in Bhopal is between December and February, the city is relatively cool during October and March months as well. By December winter sets in, and the weather becomes chilly and misty. The temperature averages at around 6°C although some nights in January could experience near freezing temperatures. The lowest recorded temperature in Bhopal so far has been 0.3°C.