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Weather In Shillong

Owing to its latitude and high altitude Shillong experiences subtropical highland climate which is characterized with gentle summers, chilly winters and heavy rainfalls.

Summer in Shillong extends from March to June when the dimension of temperature ranges between 15c (minimum) and 36c (maximum). Nevertheless, the mercury touches its utmost level very rarely and the city enjoys pleasant and agreeable climate during this season. Summer is the most ideal time for outing and sight seeing in Shillong when the refreshing and salubrious weather and the juvenile rays of the sun enliven you thoroughly.

Monsoon sets in during the month of June and drenches the Shillong Plateau with heavy to very heavy rains till late September or early October. The rainy season in Shillong typically lasts longer than the rest of India. At times the downpours are accompanied by heavy winds and the caprice behavior of monsoon creates floods in the region. Even though tourists generally avoid the rainy season for visiting Shillong, this is the time when the city and the surrounding topography gets cleansed and the profuse waterfalls surging in their full vigor and the youthful scenery of the ambience are at their finest.

Winter in Shillong marks its onset in the month of November and persists its reign till February when the average temperature hovers within the spectrum of 4c and 24c. The winter nights are comparatively colder and nippier than the days and tourists are recommended to carry heavy woolen clothes along if paying a visit to Shillong in winter. The winter mornings are usually marked with heavy fog and the milieu is never more romantic than in winter. Shillong receives hordes of honeymooners particularly in winter.

The best time for visiting Shillong is September to May, however this gemstone in the coronet of northeastern India is thronged by thousands of tourists all round the year.