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Amarnath Weather

Weather and climate conditions at Amarnath shrine can be really unpredictable due to the altitude at which it is situated. The astounding height of 14,500 ft is responsible for abrupt changes in temperature that might occur. Sunny weather may turn into rain or snowfall in a short time.

Amarnath in Summers (May to October)

The climate of Amarnath becomes quite pleasant during summers. The average temperature at this time of the year remains at around 15° C and pilgrims come here in large numbers for the Amarnath pilgrimage which occur during these months.

Amarnath in Monsoons (July-August)

Monsoons in the Amarnath region can be erratic. Sudden rain bursts can hit the place at any time of the year. The slippery roads during this season make it difficult for travelers and pilgrims to climb the curved paths. During the Amaranth pilgrimage, special care is taken for the pilgrims. The pilgrimage is usually suspended during the rains and restarted once the weather clears.

Amarnath in Winters (November-April)

Amarnath region experiences heavy snowfall during the winters and is covered under the thick veil of snow. Temperatures can go down to a minimum of -5℃ during this season. Amarnath shrine remains closed during winters.

Amarnath Monthwise Weather Details
Amarnath in May The heavy snow around the Amaranth region gradually starts to melt and the region began to be hospitable. Climate is warm during day with very less chance of rainfall. Still, heavy woolens are required in this region in the month of May.
Amarnath in June The weather starts getting warmer and most of the snow in the region has melted. This month marks the beginning of Amarnath pilgrimage season. The landscape around the Amaranth region starts to blossom.
Amarnath in July With the Amarnath Yatra taking placing full swing during this month, the weather is pleasant thought this month. However, the unpredictable monsoon could suspend the pilgrimage for few days until the weather clears.
Amarnath in August This month sees the end of two month long Amarnath Yatra which concludes around mid-August. The weather is still pleasant though the impending monsoon catches the region in its grip. Light drizzles and cloudburst can be expected during this month. Maximum Temperature: 15
Amarnath in September The nature looks fresh and beautiful with a slight rainfall at few places. September climate is moderately cold as the impending winter knocks the door. The roads leading to Amarnath region is closed as the winter approaches.
Amarnath in October Max Temperature: 12C and Minimum Temperature: 5C. Weather is cold now as the winter finally sets in the Amarnath region.  The region loses its sheath of green pastures and gradually the snow starts to accumulate in the region.
Amarnath in November Max Temperature: 4C and Minimum Temperature: 0C. November offers a very cold climate and heavy snowfall covers the entire region under thick sheets of snow. The region becomes inhospitable.
Amarnath in December Max Temperature: 1C and Minimum Temperature: -3C December is extremely cold. The roads are blanketed with snow and the climate is hostile with the temperature reaching below zero.
Amarnath in January Max Temperature: 0C and Minimum Temperature: -5C Temperature in January is freezing cold with heavy snowfall. The weather is as harsh as it could get.
Amarnath in February Max Temperature: -1C and Minimum Temperature: -5C Temperature in January is freezing cold with heavy snowfall. The weather is as harsh as it could get with no vegetation in the region.
Amarnath in March Max Temperature: 1C and Minimum Temperature: 0C Finally, the winter starts to gradually recede. The weather is still freezing cold with heavy snow but the temperature starts to rise up.
Amarnath in April Max Temperature: 4C and Minimum Temperature: 2C The winter slowly leaves the region as the snow starts to melt. The landscape is still under thin sheets of snow, but the temperature has risen up. Nights are still very cold.

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