Weather

5 Day weather forecast for the Kathmandu Valley:

Partly Cloudy
Today <f2017430 fpm2017-04-28T19:00:00+05:45Asia/Kathmandu=vAsia/KathmanduFri, 28 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +054528pm4pm 0000117Asia/Kathmandu=1></f2017430> 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 28C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Tomorrow <f2017430 fpm2017-04-29T19:00:00+05:45Asia/Kathmandu=vAsia/KathmanduSat, 29 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +054529pm4pm 0000118Asia/Kathmandu=1></f2017430> 20%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 28C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
Clear
Sunday <f2017430 fpm2017-04-30T19:00:00+05:45Asia/Kathmandu=vAsia/KathmanduSun, 30 Apr 2017 19:00:00 +054530pm4pm 0000119Asia/Kathmandu=1></f2017430> 20%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 27C. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Monday <f2017531 fpm2017-05-01T19:00:00+05:45Asia/Kathmandu=vAsia/KathmanduMon, 01 May 2017 19:00:00 +054501pm5pm 0000120Asia/Kathmandu=1></f2017531> 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 26C. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Tuesday <f2017531 fpm2017-05-02T19:00:00+05:45Asia/Kathmandu=vAsia/KathmanduTue, 02 May 2017 19:00:00 +054502pm5pm 0000121Asia/Kathmandu=1></f2017531> 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 26C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

Climate

Climatic conditions vary to a large extent in view of several geographical factors (topography and altitude). Five major climatic regions have been deciphered in Nepal, out of which Kathmandu valley falls under the Warm Temperate Zone (elevation ranging from 1,200–2,300 metres (3,900–7,500 ft)) where the climate is fairly pleasant, atypical of the region. This zone is followed by the Cool Temperate Zone with elevation varying between 2,100 metres (6,900 ft) and 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). Under Koppen’s climate classification, portions of the city with lower elevations features a mild form of a humid subtropical climate while portions of the city with higher elevations generally feature a subtropical highland climate. In the Kathmandu valley, which is representative of its valley’s climate the average temperature during the summer season varies from 28–30 °C (82–86 °F). During the winter season the average temperature is 10.1 °C (50.2 °F).

The city generally has a salubrious climate with comfortable warm days followed by the cool mornings and nights. Unpredictability of weather is expected as during winter, temperatures during the winter months have dropped to 3 °C (37 °F). The rainfall which is mostly monsoon based (about 65% of the total concentrated during the monsoon months of June to August), which decreases (100 cm to 200 cm) substantially from eastern Nepal to western Nepal, has been recorded as about 1,400 millimetres (55 in) for the Kathmandu valley and an average of 1,407 millimetres (55.4 in) specifically for the Kathmandu city. On an average Humidity is 75%.

Climate Data for Kathmandu

Climate Data for Kathmandu

Source: World Meteorological Organisation (UN)

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