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Tibet Climate

Tibet, a place nicknamed ‘The Land of Snows’, there’s a surprising lack of snow. Visitors would not feel cold in winter nor hot in summer, especially from March to October, the best seasons for traveling. Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season that starts from May to September, when the precipitation covers 90 percent of the whole year. Usually it rains at night in Lhasa, Shigatse and Chamdo area. The precipitations gradually decrease from 5000 millimeters in the lower part of southeast to just 50 in the northwest.

Winters (November to March) are cold (the average temperature in January is -2°C) but there isn’t all that much snow. Summers (May to September) have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights. At higher elevations (ie above 4000m) even summer days can be chilly. During spring and autumn you need to be prepared for four seasons in one day, including the possibility of snowfall. Each year, from July to September is the best time for Tibet tours. In Tibet, there are strong radiation, rich sunlights, low temperature. The temperature decreases along with the rise of altitude and latitude. Travel to Tibet, you should pay attention to the climate of Tibet and prepare well according to weather forecast.