Tibet, China Weather and Climate
Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Tibet).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Lhasa||June, July, August and September|
|Qamdo||May, June, July, August and September|
|S那ngg那 Zangbo||May, June, July, August and September|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Lhasa (Tibet)
|Daytime temperature||7 ∼ C||9 ∼ C||12 ∼ C||16 ∼ C||19 ∼ C||23 ∼ C||22 ∼ C||21 ∼ C||20 ∼ C||16 ∼ C||11 ∼ C||8 ∼ C|
|Night temperature||-10 ∼ C||-7 ∼ C||-3 ∼ C||1 ∼ C||5 ∼ C||9 ∼ C||10 ∼ C||9 ∼ C||8 ∼ C||1 ∼ C||-5 ∼ C||-9 ∼ C|
|Precipitation in mm||0||0||2||5||27||72||119||123||58||10||2||1|
|Hours of sunshine||8||8||8||8||9||9||7||7||8||9||9||9|
The annual average temperature in Lhasa is 7.5 ∼ C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ∼ C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ∼ C. The warmest month is June (15.5 ∼ C), coldest month of January with mean values of -2.1 ∼ C.
The annual precipitation is 419 mm on 58 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. During the months of May and October snowfall is possible.
As our climate table shows, October is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines for 8.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
Tibet weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 1 ∼ C and 21 ∼ C can be expected over the next three months. It is mildest in May in Qamdo, while it is noticeably colder in March in S那ngg那 Zangbo. The temperatures in Lhasa are between 12 and 19 ∼ C, in Qamdo between 13 and 21 ∼ C and in S那ngg那 Zangbo between 1 and 12 ∼ C.
In March it rains for 0 (Lhasa) to 2 days (Qamdo), in April for 1 (Lhasa) to 4 days (Qamdo) and in May for 5 (Lhasa) to 8 days (Qamdo), depending on the region.
In the period from March to May, the sun shines on average between 0 and 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Lhasa, but with less sun you will have to make do with S那ngg那 Zangbo in March.