Thimphu weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Thimphu

The best time to visit in Thimphu in Bhutan is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Thimphu is 17°C in July and the lowest is 6°C in January.

Thimphu has the tundra climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Thimphu or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Thimphu by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 6 7 9 11 14 16 17 17 16 13 10 7
Precipitation (mm) 6 17 30 42 67 93 148 127 75 32 8 6

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14 day weather forecast Thimphu

The weather for in Thimphu will be 21° till 15° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 17 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
4.3 mm 60% 2 m/s 5
Monday 18 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
6.1 mm 85% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 19 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
21.5 mm 95% 1 m/s 2
Wednesday 20 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
12.6 mm 95% 0 m/s 2
Thursday 21 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
6.6 mm 85% 2 m/s 7
Friday 22 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
0.9 mm 45% 2 m/s 6
Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10°
3.1 mm 75% 1 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13.4 mm 95% 1 m/s 6
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
3.5 mm 80% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 5
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6

Climate Thimphu

Thimphu has the tundra climate prevailing. It is cold here all year round. The average annual temperature for Thimphu is 12° degrees and there is about 651 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 139 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Thimphu

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 6 7 9 11 14 16 17 17 16 13 10 7
Night temp. (°C) -3 -1 1 5 8 11 12 12 10 6 2 0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 6 17 30 42 67 93 148 127 75 32 8 6
Days with rain 3 4 11 17 21 24 27 25 20 11 5 4
Days with snow 5 6 7 2 - - - - - - 3 4
Dry days 23 18 13 11 10 6 4 6 10 20 22 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 11 10 11 10 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2

Thimphu weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Thimphu? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Thimphu?

Thimphu is located in Bhutan. It lies in a straight line at 4,746 miles from London.

The coordinates of Thimphu are:

  • Latitude: 27.473932
  • Longitude: 89.635305

The GPS coordinates are 27° 28' N, 89° 38' E

How long is the flight to Thimphu?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Thimphu is approximately 10 h. 40 min.

What are the nearest airports to Thimphu?

These are the airports closests to Thimphu:

  • Paro Airport (14 mi) – Paro
  • Taplejung Airport (119 mi) – Tāplejung
  • Saidpur Airport (127 mi) – Saidpur

How many inhabitants are there in Thimphu?

Thimphu has approximately 98,676 inhabitants.

How big is Thimphu?

The area of Thimphu is around 7 mi².

What is the currency of Thimphu?

In Thimphu the Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN), Indian rupee (INR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 17 October 2021

  • 1 Bhutanese ngultrum = 98.03 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.010 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 10 Bhutanese ngultrum = 980.26 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.10 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 100 Bhutanese ngultrum = 9,802.60 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 1.02 Bhutanese ngultrum
  • 1 Indian rupee = 98.28 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.010 Indian rupee
  • 10 Indian rupee = 982.78 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.10 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 9,827.76 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 1.02 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Thimphu?

The area code to call Thimphu is +975.