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Cherrapunji Climate & Temperature

  • Cherrapunji, India is at 25°15'N, 91°44'E, 1300 m (4265 ft). See map.
  • Cherrapunji has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cherrapunji is situated in or near the subtropical rain forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 17.3 degrees Celsius (63.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 9.1 °C (16.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Cherrapunji Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 16.7°C (62°F) on average falling to 8.1°C (46.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 21.5°C (70.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 14.4°C (57.9°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 22.5°C (72.6°F) and average low temperatures are 18.1°C (64.5°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 21.9°C (71.5°F) during the day and lows of 15.2°C (59.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 11777 mm (463.7 inches) which is equivalent to 11777 Litres/m² (288.86 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cherrapunji you would pop up nearest to the climate station at San Juan Bautista, Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernández Islands where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Cherrapunji Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 16 (60) 17 (63) 21 (69) 22 (71) 22 (72) 23 (73) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 20 (69) 17 (63) 21 (69)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (53) 13 (56) 17 (62) 18 (65) 19 (67) 20 (69) 20 (68) 21 (69) 20 (68) 19 (67) 16 (62) 13 (55) 17 (63)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 9 (48) 13 (55) 15 (58) 16 (61) 18 (64) 18 (65) 18 (65) 18 (64) 16 (60) 12 (54) 8 (47) 14 (57)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 11 (0) 46 (2) 240 (9) 938 (37) 1214 (48) 2294 (90) 3272 (129) 1760 (69) 1352 (53) 549 (22) 72 (3) 29 (1) 11777 (464)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 44' 11h 15' 11h 57' 12h 43' 13h 21' 13h 40' 13h 31' 12h 59' 12h 15' 11h 30' 10h 52' 10h 34' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 44.8 54 64.9 76.6 84.9 88.1 85 76.9 65.4 53.9 44.7 41.3 65

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