Manali Weather

Manali climate characteristics and weather conditions by month.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day Temp. C 10 11 16 22 25 28 26 25 25 22 18 14
Night Temp. C 2 -0.7 2 6 8 12 15 15 11 6 2 -0.4
Light Woolens
Heavy Woolens
Snow Fall
Snow Activities

Related   Manali Snow Season   |  Rohtang Pass   |   Adventure Sports by Month

Note: 1. Snow activity : Skiing, Snow boarding can be either at Solang Valley or Snowpoint (Gulaba)/ Rohtang Pass. By June, you will be able to enjoy snow only at Rohtang Pass but it begins to thaw.
2. Temperatures are long term averages.

Manali in the month of August

Weather: With monsoon active in the month of August, expect frequent rains and landslides resulting in road blocks especially enroute to Rohtang Pass. For tourists, August is not the best of the months to visit Manali, try to postpone your trip to September.
Stay: Should you visit Manali during monsoons, stay at a hotel on Mall road, Manali as accessibility is easier.
Adventure Sports: Paragliding and rafting are banned in the month of August. If weather permits, Jeep Safaris and mini bus trips to Leh is possible. Do not venture close to rivers and streams as the water level may rise any time in this season.
Snow: Rohtang Pass is open for vehicular traffic but there are frequent landslides on Manali-Rohtang Pass stretch which blocks the highway and vehicles are stranded for days. Bleak possibility of fresh snowfall at Rohtang Pass or in surrounding areas.
Dress:Woolens are not required, but please do carry full body rain coats to brave the rains. Manali weather changes by the month

Manali in September and October

Weather: Pleasant weather at locations in and around Manali. Best time to stay at an apple orchard as this is the season of apples. Go to Manali for long walks, camping and treks. Limited opportunity for snow play as there would not have been any recent snowfall.
Stay: This is a mid season for hotels limiting possibilities of huge discounts. Dusshera that falls in this season is an important festival in Kullu district with the entire district coming alive for the festival.
Snow: Rohtang Pass experience fresh snowfall by October Dress:Cottons and woolens. Sometimes, nights can get chilly

November - December

Weather: Cold weather with temperature at nights below freezing point.
Stay: Check-in to Manali star hotels with good room heaters and negotiate for off season discounts. Christmas and New year is peak time with hotels charging extra premium for their rooms and compulsory gala dinner.
Dress: Heavy woolen dress, thermals and Ski Cap

January - February

Weather: Occasional snowfall and freezing (sub-zero) temperature at nights. Winter is the best time to experience snow and indulge in snow play. Mid January sees Manali playing host to annual Winter Carnival.
Stay: Be sure to check-in to hotels with good room heaters. Most Manali star hotels offer off-season discounts. All star hotels have room heaters to keep out the winter chill.
Dress: Heavy woolen dress, thermals and Ski Cap

March - April - May

Weather: : Friendly weather at Manali with warm days and cold nights. Manali transforms into one big garden with flowers of all hues welcoming the spring season. Snow play at Snow Point or at Rohtang Pass.
Stay: Manali gets crowded with the commencement of summer holidays (around mid April) . Book your hotel room in advance and expect to pay high season tariff. If you prefer peaceful environment, choose hotels away from the town centre (Mall area). Independent cottages can be a good option.
Dress: Cottons and light woolens
Detailed : Manali in April •  Manali in May

June - July

Weather: June witnesses occasional rains, while July sees monsoons bringing in heavy rains. Landslides are common limiting access to many tourist attractions.
Stay: Choose hotels that are nearer to the town centre. Hotel rooms are available almost for a song during the rainy season.
Dress: Raincoats and rubber boot Even experts find it impossible to accurately predict weather. With that disclaimer, please read the summary of weather conditions at Manali by month. This is put together by our editorial team who are not weather experts.

Best time to visit Manali

  • For Snow Play : November to March
  • As Summer retreat : March to June
  • For Treks : August to October

Manali weather in 2012

Weather pattern and climate conditions in Manali are based on observations over the years. It is provided to help you plan your holiday. No meteorology depertment have got weather forecasts that are accurate. We are no sooth sayers and we cannot forecast weather in Manali for 2012. However, what we can predict is that irrespective of the weather conditions, you will enjoy your holiday at Manali. It is a destination that can be visited 365 days of the year

Weather Updates

March 2012
Both Manali and Shimla experienced mild snowfall on Holi day (March 08 2012)
Respite from cold as Manali registers drastic rise in temperature : Read More
August 2012
Flash floods at Manali: Read More