Weather at Sawai Madhopur
Sawai Madhopur, with its sub-tropical dry climate, has three very well defined seasons - summers, winters and monsoons.
Summers start during the end of March and last through the months of April, May and June. During this season the days are very hot and dry. During May and June the maximum day temperature crosses 40 degrees Centigrade and the minimum night temperature still hovers around 30 degrees Centigrade. During the day, hot and dry winds blow. These winds are locally known as loo. Light cotton clothes, hats and suntan lotion are highly recommended. In the dry summers of Rajasthan, it is very easy to dehydrate and you are strongly advised to drink a lot of fluids.
The monsoons or the rainy season lasts from July to September. This season is warm and humid, with one or two short thundershowers a week. Often there are long periods (10 to 15 days) with no rains. During such long breaks in the monsoon rains, the weather can get very hot and humid. Droughts are a common occurrence in and around Ranthambhore. Light cotton clothes and some rain gear are recommended. It is a good idea ti keep insect repellant handy.
The winter season lasts from November to February. The night temperature stays below 10 degrees Centigrade, while the day temperature hovers around the 20 degree Centigrade mark. There is often some rain and fog during the mid winters. The Ranthambore national park can be very cold in the winters, specially during the morning safari. Warm woolens and at least one thick jacket, gloves and scarfs are highly recommended
October and March are the time when the weather changes from monsoons to winters and from winters to summers, respectively.