June Weather in India — the Beginning of the Monsoon Season

June Weather in India — the Beginning of the Monsoon Season

By CarolUpdated Oct. 19, 2021

June marks monsoon season in India. Southern India, especially the coastal areas, and the northeast regions experience heavy rainfall. The northern regions also receive moderate amounts of rain. Travelers are advised to bring an umbrella, a raincoat, and shoes good for walking on wet surfaces.

Due to the significant increase in rainfall, India doesn"t see as many tourists in June. That means booking a flight and hotel may be easier and cheaper. So if you don’t mind a little rain, June may be the perfect month for you to explore all India has to offer!

Quick Facts

  • June is the beginning of the monsoon season in India.
  • Monsoon season doesn’t mean it rains nonstop or even every day, but rain often comes on suddenly and it can last for hours, although it is sometimes brief.
  • Although it’s monsoon season, most places receive less than 10 days of rain during June.
  • Mumbai and Kolkata receive the most rain of all the big Indian cities.
  • India experiences an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) and 66 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in June.
  • No major festivals occur during June.
  • It is suggested to bring an umbrella, raincoat, and non-slip shoes when visiting India during this month.
  • Even though it rains more, the days will still be hot, so still pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
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Why Visit India in June

If you don’t mind the rain, you could enjoy the sights with fewer tourists in June as the monsoon season descends on India. Flights and hotels can be found at a discount in many places and even though it’s still warm in some places, it’s not scorching hot anymore. While others are visiting beaches, you could be seeing some of India’s best destinations.

The monsoon starts in Kerala, in the south of India, at the beginning of June. Then it travels up north along the east and west coast. It arrives in Goa and Mumbai by the mid-June, and makes it way up to the northern India, Rajasthan and Delhi will experience rain at the end of June.

India is still relatively hot in June. As the rain arrives in northern India at the end of the month, the golden triangle cities and Varanasi stay dry and hot until then. The average temperatures are 35°C (95°F) in June. When it rains, it becomes humid and hot.

Southern India: Kerala will experience heavy rainfall in June, which is close to 750mm (30 inches) of rain. Many beach resorts and restaurants will be closed at the monsoon season. The South Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the east coast is usually missed by the southwest monsoon, thus it remains a good place to explore, with its relatively dry colonial architecture and spectacular temples.

We recommend travelling the Himalayas in June, as it stays relatively cool and barely rains. Places like Rishikesh, Mandi, and Dharamsala are among the very popular destinations for beautiful valley views and Buddhist culture.

thikse monastery thikse monastery

Leh is a popular place to visit during India’s monsoon season. By June, all the roads open up to Ladakh, and the Srinagar-Leh and Manali-Leh circuits can be completed. The snow melts and small streams flow across the roads.

june average temperature June Average Temperature
june average rainfall June Average Rainfall

Delhi Weather in June

Average high and low temperatures are 37°C (99°F) and 27°C (81°F). Total rainfall in June averages 74 mm (2.9 inches).

The Humayun"s Tomb is a UNESCO world heritage site built in 1570 by Humayun"s wife Haji Begum. The tomb is made of red sandstone and white marble. Even though the tomb is almost 500 years old, it has maintained a serene and beautiful appearance.

humayun Humayun’s Tomb is a splendid mausoleum built to commemorate Emperor Humayun

Craft Museum, popularly known as the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum holds a massive collection of over 33,000 items in different crafts of more than 60 years old such as bronze images, lamps and incense burners, ritual accessories, utensils, and wood and stone carvings.

Even though there’s rain, it’s still t-shirt and shorts weather. Be sure to bring along sunglasses and an umbrella.

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Agra Weather in June

The weather is hot and humid in June, with average high and low temperatures of 41°C (105°F) and 29°C (83°F). The total rainfall in June is 67 mm (2.6 inches).

The Taj Mahal is distinguished as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a combination of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles. It stands as a symbol of unending love, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Maḥal. Visit in the early mornings to avoid the heat.

Chini ka Rauza is the tomb of Afzal Khan, a Persian poet who served as a minister in the court of Shah Jahan. The tomb is decorated with tiles in different hues such as turquoise, orange, yellow, and green. It was the first building in India to be adorned with glazed tile work.

Pack some t-shirts, shorts, a hat, and sunglasses for the day. And don’t forget to bring an umbrella! Whether it’s for the rain or the sun, you’ll be glad you have it.

Jaipur Weather in June

June weather in Jaipur is very hot, reaching its highest temperature at 39°C (102°F). The total rainfall in June is around 51 mm (2.2 inches).

Hawa Mahal is a five-story building shaped like a beehive and is made of red and pink sandstone lined with white marble. The palace has carved and arched small chhatris or dome-shaped pavilions displaying the richness and creativity of the Rajputana architecture.

hawa mahal Hawa Mahal is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city

The Jal Mahal, located in the middle of Lake Man Sagar, is Jaipur"s most photographed monument. The clear water of the lake and the scenic views of the surrounding mountain range make for stunning pictures, especially at night.

Birla Mandir is one of the most popular religious destinations in Jaipur. The temple was constructed using white marble and is surrounded by lush gardens, a treat for guests to see many vibrant and colorful flowers.

In the morning, a t-shirt and shorts with a hat and sunglasses are recommended. As with all these destinations, an umbrella and a raincoat are needed when it rains.

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Mumbai Weather in June

Average temperatures in June are 32°C (90°F) and 26°C (79°F). Rainfall is frequent during this month, with an average of 560 mm (22 inches) in the month and an average of only 5 hours of sunshine each day. Mumbai is one of the rainiest cities in India during the monsoon season.

The Gateway of India, an arch monument built during the 20th century, was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911. This monument is made from yellow basalt and indissoluble concrete and has influences of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

gateway of india The Gateway of India, is an arch monument built during the 20th century

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is a spitting image of Victorian-Gothic style architecture in India. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004, the train station has appeared in several movie scenes, including the closing credits song scene "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire and some marvelous scenes for the Bollywood Movie "Ra One".

Rainfalls are common and very heavy in June. A raincoat, an umbrella, and non-slip shoes are necessary if you want to visit Mumbai in June. When it doesn"t rain, a t-shirt or a thin shirt with shorts or jeans are enough.

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Kochi Weather in June

June is a sopping wet month in Kochi, averaging 690 mm (27.2 inches) of rain. The average high and low temperature during this month is 29°C (84°F) and 22°C (72°F) respectively.

Being one of the eight Basilicas in India, the Santa Cruz Basilica in Fort Kochi is a beautiful Roman Catholic church building with a white-washed exterior and a pastel-colored interior, adorned with paintings and murals of the Gothic style.

The famous Paradesi Synagogue, also known as Mattancherry Synagogue, is the oldest existing synagogue amongst the Commonwealth countries. The structure stands as a white-walled rectangular building with a tile roof and wrought-iron gates decorated with the Star of David.

A raincoat, an umbrella, and non-slip shoes are necessities to bring in June. On days it doesn"t rain, a simple outfit of a t-shirt and shorts will be suitable.

Leh Weather in June

In June, Leh will experience a daily high temperature of 21°C (70°F) and a daily low temperature of 7°C (45°F). Rainfall averages 4 mm, with 14 hours of sunshine per day.

Nubra Valley is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Leh. The ultra-wide landscapes, humongous mountain faces, lovely hiking trails, and the Shyok River flowing through the valley will take your breath away at first sight.

nubra valley Nubra Valley is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Leh

Magnetic Hill is a nice place to stop in Leh. It is said to be a gravity hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. In truth, it’s an optical illusion where the road is actually slightly sloped downhill. However, due to the surrounding, it appears to be an uphill slope.

Sweaters and hoodies are suitable for the daytime. In the chilly evenings, a thick coat or jacket will be needed.

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Festivals in June

No major festivals happen in the month of June.

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