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Weather In Patnitop

Patnitop nestled at the average elevation of 2024 meters above the sea level atop the highlands of the Shiwalik Belt in the lower Himalayas adjacent the Pir Panjal Ranges mainly experiences temperate climatic conditions all round the year. The three major seasons reported at Patnitop include summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are mild and moderate whereas winters are excessively cold and freezing. However, Patnitop can be visited all twelve months of the year as nature lovers and mountaineers would prefer summer while skiers and hi flyers would like to visit Patnitop in winter.

Summer in Patnitop extends from April to June when the maximum and minimum temperature ranges between 40c (rarely) and 5c. The summer days are quite clam, pleasing and salubrious while summer nights turn considerably chilly and nippy. This is the best season for sight seeing in and around Patnitop when nature infused with life and elegance is at its best. Though visiting Patnitop in summer, tourists are advised to carry light woolen clothes along as they will need them at night for sure.

Monsoon at Patnitop lasts from July to September when the hill station and the surrounding terrain receive medium to heavy rains. At times even thunderstorms can be experienced here. Even though, as monsoon is not very harsh or severe, tourists can visit Patnitop in rainy season too. Towering deodar and pine woods bathing in the rejuvenating rains look exceedingly enthralling and arousing.

Winter in Patnitop sets in during the month of November and extends till March when the topography of this part of the Himalayas receives medium to heavy snow falls. The maximum temperature hardly goes beyond 20 c and it easily drops as down as -10c. Though extremely frigid and penetrating, winter is the perfect period for visiting Patnitop if you are interested in snow sports including skiing, zorbing and so on. During winter the entire plateau wears the glittering coat of silvery white snow and the far flung snow carpets really yield empyrean panoramas. Tourists are recommended to carry really heavy woolen clothes along if visiting Patnitop in winter.