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Jammu Weather And Best Time To Visit Jammu
Located on the banks of River Tawi and at the foothills of the Himalayas is the City of Temples, Jammu. It is also famously referred to as the ‘Gateway to Kashmir.’ Jammu experiences a humid subtropical climate with extreme summers and chilly winters. September to March is considered the best time to visit the region of Jammu and explore the beautiful landscape. To know more about Jammu's weather conditions and their impact on tourism, read on.
Summer (April to June)
Despite its location in the northern most part of the country, Jammu experiences extremely high temperatures. While March remains mildly pleasant, April onwards the mercury tends to rise steadily. Temperatures easily cross the 40°C mark and 45°C is the common temperature during the day. Warm weather implies lush greenery all around, blooming flowers and lots of colours. Not too many people visit Jammu during summer as they mostly tend to throng Srinagar and Gulmarg. In the month of April, Jammu celebrates Baisakhi, Sikh and Hindu New Year. The Amarnath Yatra which commences in the month of May and June sees large number of pilgrims who make a brief stop at Jammu before moving on.
Monsoon (July to September)
The monsoon rains bring much needed respite from the humid summers. While the weather continues to remain hot and humid, the rains offer a welcome break. Monsoon is however not considered an ideal time to visit Jammu as all tourist activities as well as the pilgrimage to Amarnath is affected. There is also the frequent danger of landslides and mudslides, which could disrupt movement of cars.
Winter (October to March)
Temperatures start dipping from October onwards and by November it is full fledged winter. During these months, Jammu becomes the preferred spot for tourists as Srinagar and higher areas freeze up. Winter is charmingly beautiful in Jammu and extremely pleasant. It gets very crowded and hence booking well in advance is recommended to avoid disappointments. The lowest temperature which Jammu records is 4°C in the month of December. Jammu almost never has temperatures dipping below 0°C mark. The famous Lohri festival is celebrated in January, for which tourists flock from far and wide. Adventure activities like trekking, camping and hiking are extremely popular during these months.