Tibet Weather

Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/5/3

City Weather in Tibet

The climate in Tibet belongs to the typical downy special climate. Climates are quite different in different places and temperatures vary greatly within a single day. Climate in southeastern Tibet (e.g. Nyingchi) is gentle and annual temperate average 8 degree centigrade(46.4 F); In western Tibet (e.g. Nagqu), the average temperature is below zero degree (below 32 F) .While in Lhasa and the central part of Tibet, the climate is normal and more suitable for traveling.   The best time to visit Tibet is  from March to October.  Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season that starts from May to September, when the precipitation covers 90 percent of the whole year. Usually it rains at night in Lhasa, Shigatse and Chamdo area. The precipitations gradually decrease from 5000 millimeters in the lower part of southeast to just 50 in the northwest.

Temperature(C) in major regions in tibet

Month Lhasa Shigatse Tsedang
  highest lowest highest lowest highest lowest
Jan. 6.8 -10.2 5.7 -13.1 7.6 -9.0
Feb. 9.2 -3.9 8.0 -9.5 9.9 -5.9
Mar. 12.0 -3.2 11.0 -5.4 12.9 -2.4
Apr. 15.7 0.9 15.5 -0.7 16.9 1.3
May. 19.7 5.1 19.5 3.4 20.4 5.2
Jun. 22.5 9.2 22.1 7.6 22.9 8.9
Jul. 21.7 9.9 21.0 8.7 22.5 10.1
Aug. 20.7 9.4 19.6 8.1 21.5 9.5
Sep. 19.6 7.6 18.7 5.8 20.5 7.6
Oct. 16.4 1.4 15.2 -1.2 17.1 1.8
Nov. 11.6 -5.0 10.7 -8.0 12.4 -4.1
Dec. 7.7 -9.1 7.0 -12.3 8.7 -7.9
Average temp. 15.3 0.8 14.5 -1.4 15.5 1.3

Temperature in Nyingchi and Mount. Everest

Nyingchi Mount. Everest
highest lowest highest lowest
7.9 -5.3 4 -17
9.8 -2.7 -4 -15
13.0 -0.1 7 -12
16.5 3.2 10 -5
18.8 6.8 15 0
20.9 10.0 17 5
22.1 11.2 16 8
22.1 10.7 16 6
20.3 9.2 17 2
17.2 4.9 12 -7
12.9 -0.7 7 -12
9.6 -4.5 4 -15
15.9 3.6 10 -5

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