Weather and Climate in Sikkim

The atmosphere of Sikkim can be termed as calm in wide terms. Sikkim appreciates the five seasons of summer, winter, storm, pre-winter, and spring. Sprawled in a territory of 7,096 km², Sikkim extends from a height of 280 m (920 ft) to 8,585 m (28,000 ft). With such fluctuated heights, the state watches tropical, mild and cold atmosphere in various districts. In the southern part, the climate is normally sub-tropical, though, in the north, it is for the most part tundra.

Notwithstanding, the colonized areas are commanded by the calm atmosphere, where temperature once in a while goes 28 °C most extreme in summers and drops beneath 0°C in winters. The normal year temperature for the real piece of Sikkim is recorded 18°C (64 °F) approx. Amid the months of March-May, the sun sparkles taking care of business in the condition of Sikkim. The climate stays snowy and muggy since it rains more often than not.

Rainstorm wins from late-June to ahead of schedule September. Amid Monsoons, a landslide is a typical sight completely through Sikkim. Being situated in an uneven district, Sikkim is inclined to landslides. The climate likewise gets to be muggy and sizzling, because of indeterminate downpour gives directly as the year progressed. Pre-winter stays from September to October giving a decent time to sightseers to visit the state.

In India, Sikkim is one amongst the few expresses that get general snowfall. The snowline of Sikkim is approx. 6,000 meters. The high height in the northern locale allows the temperature to drop underneath – 40°C in winters. The correct winter season begins from late December until February, when the state gets excessively cool and moist due, making it impossible to flighty downpour showers. Amid winters, Sikkim likewise gets a covering of profound haze, making transportation extremely dangerous.

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About Sikkim

Best season to visit Sikkim

Demography of Sikkim

Economy of Sikkim

Entry and Exit in Sikkim

Flora and fauna of West Sikkim

Geography of Sikkim

Government of Sikkim

History of Sikkim

How to reach Sikkim

Information on Sikkim

Permits in Sikkim

Travelling within Sikkim

Treks in and around West Sikkim

Weather and Climate in Sikkim


About Yuksom

Activities in Yuksom

Attractions in and around Yuksom

Communities of people in Yuksom

Culture in Yuksom

Economy of Yuksom

Flora and Fauna of Yuksom

Geography of Yuksom

History of Yuksom

How to get to Yuksom

Information on Yuksom

Weather and Climate of Yuksom

Health and Safety in Yuksom


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How to get Bagdogra

Information on Bagdogra


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Goecha La Trek Map

Green Lake Trek





Mount Pandim

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station


Pemayangste monastery

Places on the trek route of Dzongri-Geochala Trek

Samiti lake

Sandakphu Phalut Trek Map

Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Yuksam & Dzongri Trekking Map