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Weather In Lucknow

Lucknow experiences a warm humid subtropical climate which is characterized with dry hot summers, cool winters and moderate rainfalls. The extreme and unpredictable kind of weather of Lucknow discerns considerable difference in the temperature of summer and winter. Sudden rains and simultaneous bright shiny sun is an absolutely possible phenomenon generally witnessed in the azure of Lucknow.

Summer in Lucknow extends from March to June when the climate turns exceedingly hot and dry and the temperature rapidly rises as high as 45c. Scorching hot winds also locally called Loo turn the clime exceptionally blazing and baking and they render the summer afternoons intensely broiling. The minimum temperature of a summer day in Lucknow is reported to be around 22c and tourists are advised to carry light cotton clothes and sun canopies such as sun screen lotion, scarves, caps, water bottles, etc. along if visiting Lucknow in summer. It is to be noted that summers in Lucknow are occasionally intervened by sporadic thunderstorms as well.

Monsoon in Lucknow lasts from mid June to mid September when the city receives an average annual downpour of 896.2 millimeters from the south-west monsoon. Moreover, occasional frontal precipitation is also recorded in the month of January. The weather turns significantly humid post September and sometimes due to the extreme humidity the temperature escalates during this period of time. The monsoon evenings are specially characterized with pleasing cool winds and cold and amicable nights.

Winter in Lucknow sets in during the month of November and retains the power till February when the maximum temperature hardly ascends above 25c and it can easily drop as down as 2 to 3c. The ambience commonly turns foggy during the early hours of the day during the winter months. The winter nights are significantly freezing and nippy so tourists are recommended to carry warm woolen clothes along.

The most ideal time for paying a visit to Lucknow is from October to March.