Monsoon Weather in Sikkim

Monsoon is everyone’s beloved season. It is the time when nature wakes up from its deep sleep and rejuvenates. But the monsoon in Sikkim takes the form of incessant rain during the months from May till September while July be the wettest of all. Around 600-700 mm of rainfall takes place here each monthand the temperature lies between 17- 22 degree celsius. The forest becomes dense and almost invisible due to fog, the river starts flowing on full swing and often takes the form of flood. Thus, this makes the place not advisable to visit during monsoon. However, looking at the bright sides, the waterfalls during this season become exuberant and surely entice the enthusiastic tourists to visit them. Other than this, for the bird watchers, the place turns into a chirpy heaven. One can even spot the rarest species of the birds at this time. The monsoon bloom is mesmerising at the Changu lake, Nathula pass and the places around the North-Sikkim.

But, as the state follows two rainy seasons i.e Summer rain and winter rain. It is found that the intensity of rainfall during Summer rain is more in Southern part of Sikkim while during winter rain the intensity shift to north. Thus, this permits the tourists to explore the northern part during May and June while the southern part can be travelled through during August and September, if only you could handle the issues like blocked roads and delayed flights.

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