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Mawsynram Weather And Best Time To Visit Mawsynram
Situated in the East Khasi Hills district of the north-eastern state Meghalaya, Mawsynram has been crowned as the wettest place on earth. A nature lover’s dream destination located in the abode of clouds, Mawsynram receives more than 10,000 mm of rainfall each year, which surpasses that of Cherrapunji by a small margin. A constant blanket of mist and fog surrounds this village that is situated 1400 metres above sea level, creating a mystical ambience throughout the year. Irrespective of when you plan your trip to Mawsynram, it is advisable to stay prepared for all kinds of weather, including rain showers at any time of the day. Here is a list of the different seasons and the best time to visit Mawsynram.
Summer (April - June)
Summers are the best time to plan your trip to Mawsynram. The weather is predominantly pleasant and warm during these months, unlike the extreme heat conditions of summers in northern India. Visiting Mawsynram in this season will provide a much-needed respite from the intolerably sultry summers. The average temperature ranges between 14-20⁰C with mostly clear skies, which is perfect climatic conditions to explore Mawsynram’s chief attractions. Hikers get to trek through the enchanting terrain around the village and enjoy its beauty under the warm sun. While this is usually the driest time of the year, occasional light showers can be expected, so carrying umbrellas and appropriate rainwear is recommended.
Monsoon (July - October)
The average rainfall witnessed in Mawsynram is almost 10,000 mm a year, easily making this town the wettest region in the country. While this amount of rainfall may appeal to most monsoon lovers, this extremely wet season is not recommended to tourists. Travellers who do decide to brave the heavy showers though are promised exquisite views of green and vibrant landscapes transformed into a hamlet of sheer beauty when the rain pours into its heart. Temperatures are at a pleasant range of 17-20⁰C, but humidity levels are extremely high and the weather conditions will usually end up ruining your plans for sightseeing and exploration. September and October are transition months with much less rainfall, so if you do plan a trip sometime around the monsoon season, these are the months to do so.
Winter (November - March
The weather in Mawsynram can get decently cold during the winters. The daytime climate isn’t very chilly but travellers should definitely expect misty mornings and fog that may persist even into the afternoons. Temperatures during the day average around 15⁰C but night time is when the winter weather truly creeps in, with temperatures hovering around the single-digit figures throughout the winter months. Chances of rain are almost always there, so visitors should travel with adequate rainwear and enough woollens to keep them warm during the nights. Peak winter months are November, December and January; the rest of the season is great for enjoying local attractions like the Mawsmai Caves and Mawsmai waterfall. If enjoying a cold, rainy climate while being snuggled up in warm blankets is your thing, visiting Mawsynram during the winters may not be a bad idea.