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Current weather in Shimla

Discussion in 'Himachal Pradesh' started by Prits, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Prits

    Prits Member

    Sometime back I remember many people living in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana used to rush towards places like Shimla to escape from the summer heat, but anyone who keeps an eye on the weather on a regular basis would know that the current weather in Shimla is 23c and humidity is 39% which is a lot. Temperature is fine but humidity is nearly the same as it is in Delhi. In some time the weather in Shimla will be near enough the same as it is in Delhi.
    It has been a while since I have been to Shimla, anyone who has been lately what is the weather like, worth going there to escape the heat or not?

  2. Adit

    Adit New Member

    I went to Shimla in early May, so can not comment on what the weather is like now, but it is defiantly cooler than Delhi weather. There maybe humidity but it only last during the afternoon peak time, mornings and evenings are pleasant. So it still is worth going there now to escape from Delhi heat.

  3. ankitaas

    ankitaas New Member

    I can not tell you exactlly about wether wether in shimla but it is surlly a peak season for tourist to visit shimla ; so you should go there ; one more thing I would like to tell you that even if tempreture is same mountains area will be more comfartable and in nights shimla will be cool
  4. Deven

    Deven Member

    The sun shines a lot but it is not sharp you can say it is similar to the sun in the winters in Delhi. Evenings are quite chilled and you would need a light jacket or something full sleeved.
  5. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member


    Well, right now, the temperature in Shimla is about 22°C with about 83% of humidity. The weather is mildly pleasant, not overly cold nor hot. Generally, from July to September, Shimla is cool and humid. The difference is that, humidity in colder places makes us feel colder, not hotter.

    For example, in Delhi, when there's a humidity of say, 90% and the temperature is about 45°C, then you can say that the humidity makes it hotter. Why? Because humidity makes it harder for the sweat to evaporate and sweating is a natural cooling mechanism of the body. So when it is a hot day with a high humidity, there's lots of water vapour in the air and that makes it harder for our sweats to evaporate. That is what is giving us that feeling that the humidity makes us feel hotter.

    Now, let's go to Shimla, where temperatures are low but humidity is high. For example, with a temperature of 22°C and 83% humidity, why doesn't it feel hot? Well, because high humidity in cold weather increases the conduction of heat from our body. For example, the humidity in the air can cause some dampness in our skin or clothes and this conducts the heat away from our bodies. Another reason is that Shimla has particularly cloudy days which shields the solar heat away. We don't particularly sweat on a cold climate even if it's humid so the high humidity doesn't limit the evaporation process as well.

    So I still think Shimla is worth visiting. It's one of the best places to escape the summer heat in lower altitude areas of the country. As I've explained, although it's humid, the weather and climate in Shimla is still cold and pleasant especially just before the peak of winter season. Winter season has particularly colder temperatures even as low as 0°C.

    I hope this helps!