Weather In Sasan Gir
Sasan Gir experiences tropical monsoon type of climate which is characterized with extremely hot summers, torrential rainfalls and considerably cool winters. The three major seasons enjoyed at Sasan Gir are summer, monsoon and winter.
Summer in Sasan Gir extends from March to May when maximum temperature is recorded to be 45°c and minimum temperature is reported to be about 33°c. April and May are the hottest months of the year when the torridity reaches to its peak and the sweltering heat of summer bakes the entire region in its constant summer winds. Summer is also a strenuous and wearisome season for the animals of the Gir National Park and they prefer to spend most of their time in shed under the trees or near some water body.
Monsoon rains bring relief from the scorching summer heat and infuse life in every aspect of nature. The rainy season in Sasan Gir sets in during the month of June and lasts till late September. Sasan Gir receives most of its downpour from the South West Monsoon which drenches the terrain with moderate to heavy rains. The earth gets damp for most of this season and due to which the national park remains closed from the second week of June to the end of October. The yearly rainfall of Sasan Gir ranges between 1,866 mm and 199 mm.
Winter in Sasan Gir extends from November to February when temperatures drop down to considerable level. The maximum temperature of a winter day in Sasan Gir is recorded to be 15°c while the minimum temperature is reported to be 7°c. At nights the weather gets even colder and freezing. Yet, winter is the best season for visiting Sasan Gir National Park as the pleasant and amicable weather makes the animals more active and juvenile which increases the chances of spotting the wild animals.
The best time to pay a visit to Sasan Gir is from mid October to mid June. Tourists are recommended to wear dark colored cotton clothes that will apart from blending you into the environment will also give relief from the heat and humidity of the forest area.