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Weather In Kedarnath

Kedarnath, cradled amidst the snow shrouded Garhwal Himalayan mountain ranges at the elevation of 3,553 meters above the sea level experiences extremely cold and freezing climatic conditions all round the year. Summer in Kedarnath is moderate, winter is severe while monsoon drenches this plateau with heavy to very heavy rains.

Summer which extends from May to August, is the most pleasant and the most agreeable season when temperature ranges between 15c and 30c. The general average temperature of a summer day in Kedarnath hovers around 17c and this is the perfect period of time for visiting and sightseeing in Kedarnath. Summer is also the most ideal period for temple visit. Even though, tourists are recommended to carry woolen clothes along as even if days are cool and amicable, summer nights turn considerably chilly and cold.

Monsoon sets in during the month of September and soaks the terrain with heavy downpours. Kedarnath receives approximately 1475 mile meters of precipitation every year and visiting Kedarnath in monsoon is best being avoided as the intense rains render the steep climb of Kedarnath exceedingly slippery and dangerous. The climatic temperature of Kedarnath during monsoon is recorded to be dropping down to the level of 12c.

Winter is the season that reigns most part of the year in Kedarnath. The town experiences exceptionally cold climate and extreme kind of weather between November and April. The average temperature during winter remains around 5c while at nights it regularly falls down below the freezing level. During this time Kedarnath also receives profuse snowfall and it is highly recommended to avoid visiting Kedarnath in winter. During this season the Kedarnath Temple remains closed for six months and the idol of Lord Kedarnath is shifted to Ukhimath to be worshipped here.
The best season to pay a visit to Kedarnath is from May to September.