LHASA WEATHER IN
JULY

TEMPERATURES

Summer is in full swing in Lhasa in July. In fact, July is the warmest month in Lhasa, with average temperatures climbing to 22.6°C / 72.7°F. Daytime temperatures typically fall between 18°C / 64°F and 26°C / 79°F. 

Coldest nighttime temperatures are also pleasant at 10.4°C / 50.7°F average, on most days ranging between 9°C/ 48°F and 14°C / 58°F.

Wind speed is quite low in July, averaging 6.9 km per hour / 4.3 miles per hour.

HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA

CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY

July is a monsoon season in the Himalayas. That’s why it rains quite often in July in Lhasa (19- 20 days on average), and total rainfall is 117mm / 5 inches in a month. Usually, more rain falls towards the end of the month. Luckily, most of the time, it rains at night. 

The average humidity is 62%. 

In July, clouds are covering the sky more often than in June. On average, the sky is overcast 69% of the time.

DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX

Days are still very long in July, however, the duration of the day starts to decrease. Daytime becomes 26 minutes shorter at the end of the month, compared to July 1st. The average day is 13.8 hours, with 7.3 hours of sunshine. 

On July 1st, the day lasts for 14 hours. The sunrise is at 4:58 am, and the sunset is at 6:59 pm. On July 31st, the day lasts for 13 hours and 35 minutes. The sunrise is at 5:14 am and the sunset is at 6:49 pm.

The latest sunset of the year is on July 1st at 6:59 PM.

The UV index remains very strong in July, reaching an index of 12. It is very important to protect yourself from strong sunshine, especially during the daytime when the sun is the most active.

COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS

June


Average high: 23.2°C (73.8°F)
Average low: 9.8°C (49.6°F)
Rainfall: 71.2mm /2.8″
Humidity: 51%
Daylight: about 14hours
Sunshine: about 8.6hours
Windspeed: 9 kph / 5.6 mph
Sunrise: 4:58 – 4:54 am
Sunset: 6:51 – 6:59 pm

July


Average high: 22.6°C (72.7°F)
Average low: 10.4°C (50.7°F)
Rainfall: 116.6mm /4.59″
Humidity: 62%
Daylight: about 13.8hours
Sunshine: about 7.3hours
Windspeed: 7.4kph / 4.6mph
Sunrise: 4:58 am – 5:14 am
Sunset: 6:49 PM – 6:59 pm

August


Average high: 21.4°C (70.52°F)
Average low: 9.7°C (49.5°F)
Rainfall: 120.6mm /4.75″
Humidity: 66%
Daylight: about 13.2hours
Sunshine: about 7.1hours
Windspeed: 6.8 kph /4.2mph
Sunrise: 5:15 – 5:32 am
Sunset: 6:19 – 6:48 pm

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN JULY

July is one of the most popular months to visit Lhasa. First of all, the weather is consistently warm and pleasant. Days are hot and evenings and mornings are warm. Although it is the monsoon season in the Himalayas, it usually rains at night and you can still comfortably explore the city during the daytime. 

Finally, many students have vacation during the summer month, making it a good time to travel.

Since July is one of the busiest tourist months in Lhasa, you should expect that prices during that time will be high and you will see many tourists in popular attraction sites. Also, if you plan to travel to Lhasa by train, you need to purchase tickets in advance. Train tickets sell out almost immediately after they go on sale.

LHASA GALLERY

WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN JULY

Horse riding in Tibet with Wonders of Tibet
Riding horses in Tibet

Because the weather in July is predictably warm, you don’t need to bring a lot of clothes for your vacation in Lhasa. If you are not traveling to any high-altitude areas in Tibet, you don’t need a warm jacket. Bring short or long sleeve shirts, a sweatshirt/ hoodie or a sweater, and a windbreaker or a light jacket that you can pack during the daytime.

Typically, it rains during nighttime, however, it is still a good idea to pack an umbrella and a rain jacket if you have it. Alternatively, you can bring a simple rain poncho.

Pack a pair of comfortable shoes, ideally waterproof. We suggest leather sneakers or hiking boots.

Sunshine is very stong in Lhasa. Pack a good pair of sunglasses and sunscreen, in addition to a wide bream hat or a baseball hat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LHASA WEATHER

Frequently asked questions

The warmest month in Lhasa is June. The average daytime temperature is 23.2°C / 73.8°F. Nighttime temperature is 9.8°C / 49.6°F on average.

The warmest day historically is June 26, when temperature ranges from 12 °C / 53°F to 22 °C / 72°F.

The coldest month in Lhasa is January. However, it is only slightly colder than December. In January, the average daytime temperature is 7.2°C / 45°F. Nighttime temperature is -9°C / 15.8°F on average.

The coldest day historically is January 7, when temperatures range from -8 °C / 18°F to 6 °C/ 43°F.

During the year, Lhasa sees 92 days of rain with a total rainfall of 420 mm / 17 inches. Most of the rain falls during Monsoon Season in July and August.

The wettest month in Lhasa is July with an over 54% chance of rain and a total rainfall of 116.6mm / 4.59 inches. July sees 19- 20 days of rain on average.

During the year, Lhasa sees 92 days of rain with a total rainfall of 420 mm / 17 inches, and most of the rain falls during summer. Winter in Lhasa is dry and sunny.

The driest month is December with only a 0.4% chance of rain and a total rainfall of 1mm / 0.04 inches.

The weather in Lhasa is pleasant all year round. Winters are dry, sunny, and not too cold during the daytime. Summer is very warm with cool mornings and evenings. Because of the high altitude sun radiation is very strong and it feels much warmer than temperature suggests.

Although summer sees many rainy days, it usually rains during the nighttime. It makes summer the most popular time to visit Lhasa.

The shortest day in Lhasa is December 21st. It lasts for 10 hours and 15 minutes. The sun rises at 6:46 am and the sunset is at 5:00 pm.

The longest day in Lhasa is June 21st. It lasts for 14 hours and 3 minutes. Sunrise is at 4:55 am, and sunset is at 6:58 pm.

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PLACES TO VISIT IN LHASA

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LHASA


LHASA ALTITUDE

Lhasa altitude is 3,656 meters/ 11,995 feet above sea-level. At that altitude, the oxygen level is lower compared to the sea level. For most visitors, it will take a few days to naturally acclimatize to such altitude.

On your first days in Lhasa, we recommend getting more rest, walking slowly, and taking your time going up the stairs. In addition, try to get more sleep, stay hydrated, and avoid exercising. Most people will naturally acclimatize after a couple of days in Lhasa and will be ready to explore high-altitude areas in Tibet.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

All foreign visitors traveling to Lhasa need a valid Chinese visa. You can apply for a Chinese visa in the country where you reside. For travelers, who plan to travel to Lhasa from Nepal, the procedure is different and you will need to apply for a Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu.

Your local Tibetan agency will apply for all necessary permits to travel in Tibet. It might take up to 15 business days to receive your permit, you need to arrange your tour in advance. Once the permit is ready, your agency will mail it to you. All foreign travelers need the original permit to travel to Tibet.


HOW TO TRAVEL TO LHASA

You can travel to Lhasa by flight, train, or overland. Because of the long duration of the overland journey and high transportation costs for tourists in Tibet, most travelers prefer to fly or to take a train.

Flights are available from all major cities in China, including non-stop flights from Beijing, Xining, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lijiang, Kunming, and Shangri La. In addition, there are 90 minute long flights from Kathmandu in Nepal.

Traveling by train to Lhasa takes time, however, offers a great way to enjoy the scenery along the way. Cities with railroad connections to Lhasa are Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xining, and Lanzhou.

MORE ABOUT LHASA

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, and its cultural and religious center. Read more about geography, history, modern day and Lhasa. Main attractions, when to visit, and the best tours in Lhasa.

View on Lhasa from Drepung Monastery, Tibet

POPULAR TOURS IN LHASA

Potala Palace seen from the Chak Pori Hill in Lhasa Tibet
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Monk on the way to the New Palace in Norbulingka
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Ganden Monastery near Lhasa, Tibet
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Yamdrok Lake
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Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse, Tibet
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Jokhang Temple, view from the Barkhor Square in Lhasa, Tibet
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POPULAR TOURS IN TIBET

Trekking towards Everest North Face in Tibet

8 DAYS LHASA TO EVEREST TOUR

A beautiful and exciting journey, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and going to the Everest Base Camp. The tour visits Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo monasteries, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake, and Karola glaciers.

Both group and private tours are available.

Stupas of The Dira Puk Monastery by the Kailash Mountain in Tibet

15 DAYS MOUNT KAILASH PILGRIMAGE TOUR

One of our most popular group tours, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and going to Mount Kailash for three-day trekking around this sacred mountain. During this tour, we visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse monastery and Kumbum stupa, Mount Everest, Lake Manasarovar, Mount Kailash, and much more.

Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

7 DAYS LHASA TO KATHMANDU TOUR

This tour starts in Lhasa. We will stay there for 2 days to explore the capital and acclimatize. After that, we will head to the center of attraction in the Himalayas – Mount Everest. We will spend a night by the highest mountain on a planet and continue driving through majestic mountain ranges, alongside rivers and waterfalls to the border between Tibet and Nepal.

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