Assam, basically, has the temperate climate. Its weather is distinguished by heavy rainfall and high level of humidity. This is referred to as the “tropical monsoon downpour” category. Assam residents experience a moderate weather condition throughout the whole year, with typically warm summers and moderate winters. The entire state, along with its beautiful nature, becomes livelier and rather pleasant during monsoon seasons. Differences in climate can be observed regionally. The plain areas of Assam have a tropical climate which is generally humid and hot whereas the hilly places have a sub-alpine sort of climate. Assam has three major seasons namely autumn, summer and winter. However, in most times of the year, there are frequent rainfalls thus, the state also has rainy season. For about two two three months from March until June or so, summer season predominates. The most suitable time of the year for tourist visits is on winter which starts from October and ends on April since during this season, Assam festivals are celebrated.
Summers in Assam take place from March until June. During the summer season, Assam residents experience extreme humid weather and frequent rain showers. Typically, the temperature ranges between 35 degrees and 38 degrees Celsius. Actually, the temperature in this state never goes above 38 degrees throughout the year. Thus, for tourists planning to visit this place, it would be recommended to wear lightweight cotton clothes for best convenience.
Monsoons in Assam relieve the people from extreme hot weather condition from the previous summer. In fact, the highest record of rainfall in the whole word belong to nearby areas of Mawsynram and Cherapunji. The typical rainfall every year is about 70 inches in the western area and 120 inches in the eastern area. Additionally, thunderstorms commonly called as Bordoicila are often experienced in the latter part of the day.
Assam winters are characterized by sparse rainfall and misty days. This season begins in early November and lasts until late February. The temperature is generally around 6-8 degrees Celsius. This season is said to be the finest period to visit this state in the northeastern area.
Spring Season and Autumn Season
Spring in Assam occurs from March until April while Autumn occurs from September to October. These are considered to be wonderful seasons of the year also since the temperature is only mild as well as the amount of rainfall. Thus, these are the most common months for tourist vacations in the state. With the comfortable weather condition, it isn’t necessary to bring special clothings for these seasons. Any light clothing will do.