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Bhutan Weather – Trongsa

Trongsa is a district located in central Bhutan, with its capital also similarly-named. Like most of the country, the climate in the district is warm and temperate with more rainfall experienced during the summer. Its climate is classified as Cwb by the Koppen-Geiger system. The district has an average annual temperature of 14 degrees Celsius (57.2 degrees Fahrenheit) and sees an average rainfall and precipitation of 1,956 mm.

The district gets its lowest minimum temperature of -0.6 degrees Celsius (30.9 degrees Fahrenheit) in January and the highest maximum temperature of 23.7 degrees Celsius (74.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in July. Average minimum temperatures in Trongsa range from -0.6 degrees Celsius (30.9 degrees Fahrenheit) to 15.9 degrees Celsius (60.6 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures can range from 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit) to 23.7 degrees Celsius (74.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

Bhutan generally has five distinct seasons in a year, although it can also depend on the area. The Indian summer monsoon, which could mean rains in the western region and rains plus humidity in the southern region, begins from late June to late September and is mostly experienced in the country’s southern border region. The country’s dry spring starts in early March until mid-April. Summer follows and lasts until late June, which also brings summer rains and can be more monsoon-like in the southwest border region. Autumn — characterised by bright, sunny days and early snowfall for the mountainous regions occurs from late September or early October to late November. And lastly, winter sets in from late November until March, which brings frost and snowfall, and even gale-force winds in higher elevations.

At the same time, Trongsa has two distinct seasons: wet and dry season.

Wet season: Trongsa experiences its wet season in the months of May to September, when average rainfall ranges from 225 mm to 446 mm, with July considered as the wettest month. During these months, average minimum temperatures can range from 12 degrees Celsius (53.6 degrees Fahrenheit) to 15.9 degrees Celsius (60.6 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures range from 22.2 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) to 23.7 degrees Celsius (74.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

Dry season: Trongsa’s dry season runs from October to April, when average rainfall ranges from 5 mm to 95 mm, with December getting the least amount of rainfall. Average minimum temperatures can range from -0.6 degrees Celsius (30.9 degrees Fahrenheit) to 9.3 degrees Celsius (48.7 degrees Fahrenheit), while average maximum temperatures range from 13 degrees Celsius (55.4 degrees Fahrenheit) to 20.8 degrees Celsius (69.4 degrees Fahrenheit).

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Trongsa is during the months of December to February — as these months are perfect for outdoor activities and most of the festivals in the district are held in December. March and October are good to times to visit as well thanks to the overall pleasant weather in the district and both accommodation and air travel rates are relatively cheaper compared to the peak season of December.

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