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Tibet has highland temperature semi-arid monsoon climate and vary greatly within one day. Due to its high altitude, Lhasa has over 3,000 hour’s sunshine per year. That's why we call it "City of Sunlight". So make sure you bring sunglasses, sun cream and hat with you when you are in Lhasa.

It has a mild weather all year around and we can simply say there are two seasons - dry season and wet season. The rainfalls often come from July to September, but they unusually happen at night and won't disturb your travel.

What Time is Right for You to Travel in Tibet?

The best time to travel Lhasa is from April to October. The climate during this period is humid and warm, not like the dry and windy weather in spring and winter. The peak season to visit Lhasa is between August to September. Here we provide the average climate every mouth in Lhasa for you to do your choice.

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
High(ºC) 7 9 12 16 19 23 22 22 20 17 12 8
Low(ºC) -10 -7 -3 -1 -5 -9 -10 -9 -8 -2 -5 -9
Rain(mm) 2.54 2.54 2.54 5.08 27.94 73.66 119.38 121.92 58.42 10.16 2.54 2.54
High(ºF) 44 48 53 60 66 72 71 70 67 61 52 45
Low(ºF) 13 19 26 33 41 48 50 48 45 34 23 15
Rian(in) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.1 2.9 4.7 4.8 2.3 0.4 0.1 0.1

Lhasa Average Monthly Temperatures

Spring in Lhasa - Warm and delightful

Spring in Lhasa is from March to May. The weather is not that cold and begin to warm up. However, the temperature is still low during the early spring. The clothes you can bring are long-sleeve shirts, light sweater and jackets.

Spring in Lhasa

Summer in Lhasa - Sunny and Hot

Lhasa' summer is from June to August. It is sunny all the day and rains at night. It getting humid. The temperaure is of hugh difference before the sunrise and after the sunset. You can prepare summer clothes, but the jackets and sweaters are necessary.

Summer in Lhasa

Autumn in Lhasa - Humid and pleasant

From September to October is Lhasa's Autumn. During this period, the tourists are everywhere the Lhasa streets for the weather is the most comfortable during the year. You can just bring long-sleeve shirts, sweaters and overcoats.

Autumn in Lhasa

Winter in Lhasa - Cold and Dry

Winter in Lhasa is from November to February. Weather is getting more and more dry and windy. It is not that cold you imagine. Prepare some clothes, such as sweaters, down jackets or pullovers.

Winter in Lhasa

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