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Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 24°C 135mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 24°C 651mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Greece
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 28°C
  • Winter: 6 to 16°C
  • Rain: October to Feb
  • Altitude: 300 m
Chamba
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 35°C 25°C 170mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 18°C 10°C 234mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 19°C 11°C 81mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Mysore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 28°C 20°C 79mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 39°C
  • Winter: 13 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 763 m (2503 ft)
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 36°C 21°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 13°C 360mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 18°C 11°C 200mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 25°C 531mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 24°C 15°C 650mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Myanmar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 24°C 602mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 15 m
Kodaikanal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 19°C 11°C 127mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 11 to 20°C
  • Winter: 8 to 17 °C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2133 (6998 ft)
Gulmarg
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 24°C 10°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 10 to 37°C
  • Winter: -8 to 11°C
  • Rain: Jul to Aug
  • Altitude: 2690 m (8825 ft)
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 27°C 16°C 56mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 23°C 614mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 24°C 209mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Tawang
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 20°C 8°C 92mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Germany
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Yercaud
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 28°C 20°C 148mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Kedarnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 23°C 614mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Sabarimala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 24°C 330mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Apr
  • Summer: 23 to 35°C
  • Winter: 17 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 468 m (1535 ft)
Mauritius
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 27°C 19°C 19mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to December
  • Summer: 25 to 33°C
  • Winter: 18 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 828
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 21°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Badrinath
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 16°C 12°C 255mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 25°C 531mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Mexico
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to May
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2421 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 26°C 9°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 27°C 22°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 17°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Tiruchy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 35°C 25°C 85mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 26°C 13°C 78mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 23°C 17°C 567mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 18°C 8°C 77mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 21°C 16°C 192mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Vietnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 24°C 269mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m
Nalanda
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 33°C 26°C 259mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m
Mussoorie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 7°C 670mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - June
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 1 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1876 m
Canada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 14°C 69mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to April
  • Summer: 11 to 25°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude:
Kullu
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 15°C 151mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C°C
  • Winter: 1 to 25°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 23°C 18°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Almora
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 16°C 12°C 255mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr to Jun, Sep to Nov
  • Summer: Summer 12 to 28°C
  • Winter: Winter -2 to 15°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sep
  • Altitude: 1651 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 17°C 36mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 12°C 6mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 18°C 7mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
Dalhousie
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 35°C 25°C 170mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Ranikhet
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 16°C 12°C 255mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Mahabaleshwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 19°C 16°C 1778mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 15 to 35°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1438 m (4718 ft)
Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 23°C 142mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Ooty
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 20°C 8°C 124mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - May and Sept- Nov
  • Summer: 12 to 29°C
  • Winter: 5 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2240 m
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 26°C 352mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Munnar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 22°C 15°C 421mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Aug - May
  • Summer: 19 - 35°C
  • Winter: 11 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 2400 m ( 7874 ft )
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 24°C 330mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 23°C 664mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 25°C 109mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
United Kingdom
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 18 to 23°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 24 m
Darjeeling
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 20°C 15°C 573mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Dec
  • Summer: 9 to 20°C
  • Winter: 2 to 6°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2050 m
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 33°C 26°C 177mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Dec
  • Summer: 9 to 20°C
  • Winter: 2 to 6°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2050 m
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 10°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Dec
  • Summer: 9 to 20°C
  • Winter: 2 to 6°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2050 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 16°C 345mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Rameswaram
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 21°C 14°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 21°C 12°C 95mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March and Jul to Aug
  • Summer: 16 to 24°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 221 m
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 21°C 11°C 23mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Nathula
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 13°C 4°C 106mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 15 - 34°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 26°C 305mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 42°C 24°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Cambodia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 26°C 160mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 25 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude:
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 23°C 664mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Rishikesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 32°C 495mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - Apr and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 21 to 42°C
  • Winter: 5 to 26°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 372 m
Vrindavan
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 34°C 27°C 201mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 170 m
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 33°C 22°C 181mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Philippines
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 19 to 23°C
  • Rain: April to June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 23°C 664mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to May
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C°C
  • Winter: 14 to 32°C°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1894 m
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 33°C 26°C 322mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 15°C 58mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Garhwal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 23°C 614mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 18 to 33°C
  • Winter: -7 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude:
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 16°C 12°C 255mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 20°C 182mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 13 to 30°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 43.71 m
Thailand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 24°C 175mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Feb
  • Summer: 32 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 316 m
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 23°C 25°C 199mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 29°C 23°C 298mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Dispur
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 26°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 25 to 38°C
  • Winter: 11 to 25°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 27°C 22°C 144mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Spain
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 32°C 16°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June and Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 20°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 650 m
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 28°C 20°C 345mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Indonesia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 31°C 23°C 43mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 23 to 31°C
  • Winter: 22 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude:
Thekkady
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 24°C 330mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2800 m
Australia
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 13°C 1°C 51mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec - Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 50°C
  • Winter: 18 to 23°C
  • Rain: Nov - April
  • Altitude: 2228 m
Brazil
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June
  • Summer: 25 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 20°C
  • Rain: Dec to April
  • Altitude: 1000 m
Egypt
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 7 to 43°C
  • Winter: 0 to 18°C
  • Rain: Oct to April
  • Altitude: 2629 m
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 11°C 7°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Bhimtal
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 30°C 23°C 614mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 37°C 27°C 68mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 25°C 15°C 205mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Mcleodganj
Month Weather High Low Rain
Aug Array 26°C 13°C 78mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 23 to 37°C
  • Winter: -1 to 17°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2082 m

Mountaineering - Things to do

Mountaineering is more an Art than a Sport

Every man has a dream to touch the clouds, walk through tiny streams, sit in a place of solace and peace, and experience the fresh non polluted air. But only a mountaineer can experience all of them and enjoy it to the fullest. Some take it up as a hobby and some as a full time profession. Long hikes, misty weather, unexplored mountain peaks, are the main subject of interest for a mountaineer. Apart from the normal hike to the top of the mountain, mountaineering can be classified as rock crafts i.e. mountaineering on the rocks and the snow craft i.e. mountaineering on the snow covered mountains or ice. All of these like any other sport need a lot of stamina, training, experience, and knowledge to maintain safety.

 

The back packs on the back, ready to eat energy foods, sleeping bags, tents, and warm clothing in all sets up a perfect mood for mountaineering. The mountaineers have a fixed target and a day to day plan so that they reach the mountain peak within the desired time. They also use different types of shelter depending on the climatic conditions because the weather in the mountain is very unpredictable. If there is an unexpected change in weather the mountaineers take shelter at the base camps built at regular intervals.

                       

Mountaineering is an exciting profession but also considered to be the most hazardous of all. A number of mountaineers lose their lives every year because of natural calamities like falling rocks, avalanches, ice slopes, stormy weather, and equipment failure. Many mountaineers also loose their lives due to a common sickness called altitude sickness. Altitude sickness includes severe headache, sleep problems, nausea, lack of appetite, lethargy, and body ache. The underlying cause for altitude sickness is that, the atmospheric pressure is low at high altitudes and this reduces the amount of oxygen in the air leading to the sickness. Hence the only remedy for this problem is to carry bottled oxygen.

 

Another major problems faced by mountaineers while hiking on the snow clad mountains is the solar radiation. The solar radiation increases considerably as one goes to a higher altitude absorbing less ultraviolet radiation. This leads to sunburn and snow blindness which is also very dangerous and can be fatal. Hence to select and follow a route using one's skills and experience to lessen these dangers is an art by itself and is usually decided by the lead of the group.

 

Mountaineering has become a popular sport throughout the world. Hence the number of students opting for mountaineering as profession has also seen an inclination in recent times. The famous mountaineering institutes in India are Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and the Himalayan institute of mountaineering. Here in these institutes the students are given a sound training on the various safe techniques of mountaineering.

 

Mountaineers are believed to carry a “never to say die attitude” and “never to give up attitude” and reach high heights overcoming all the difficulties which come their way with ease and poise.

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