LHASA WEATHER IN
JUNE

TEMPERATURES

June, along with July is the warmest month in Lhasa. Even nightly low temperatures steadily climb above 9.8°C / 49.6°F. Most commonly, night temperatures range from 6°C / 43°F to 14°C / 58°F. 

The daytime temperatures are even more pleasant, and some days are very hot with average day temperatures at 23.2°C / 73.8°F. On most days, daytime temperatures fall between 17°C / 62°F and 26 °C / 79 °F. 

Historically, June 26 is usually the hottest day of the year, and June is the warmest month in Lhasa.

HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA

CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY

The rainy season in the Himalayas starts in the middle of June and the chance of rain increases towards the end of the month. On average, June sees 14 rainy days and a total of 71.2mm / 2.8 inches of rain. At the beginning of June, the chance of rain is only 17%, while it goes up to 40% towards the end of the month. Interestingly, it usually rains at night. That means that even the rainy season won’t seriously affect your vacation. 

The average humidity in Lhasa in June is 51%. 

June sees more days with skies covered with clouds, compared to May. In June, the sky is cloudy 56% of the time (compared to 25% in May), with a higher chance of an overcast day towards the end of the month. 

DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX

June enjoys the longest days. The earliest sunrise occurs on June 11 at 4:54 AM. There are an impressive 14 hours of daylight with 8.6 hours of sunshine in Lhasa in June on average. 

The longest day of the year is June 21st when the daylight lasts for 14 hours and 3 minutes. 

On June 21, the sunrise is at 4:55 am, and the sunset is at 6:58 pm.

The UV index continues to be very high, reaching an index of 12. With such strong sun radiation, you need to protect your skin and eyes, especially between 10 am and 4 pm. Cover all your skin with clothes or bring good sunscreen. 

COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS

May


Average high: 19.9°C (67.8°F)
Average low: 5.6°C (42.1°F)
Rainfall: 27.7mm /1.09″
Humidity:44%
Daylight: about 13.6hours
Sunshine: about 8.9hours
Windspeed: 9.8 kph / 6.1mph
Sunrise: 5:13  – 4:56 am
Sunset: 6:32 – 6:50 pm.

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: 7.4 kph / 4.6mph
Sunrise: 4:58 am – 5:14 AM
Sunset: 6:49 PM – 6:59 PM

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN JUNE

June is a popular month to visit Lhasa, and the streets become crowded with tourists. It is still a good time to visit. 

First of all, temperatures became steadily warm and comfortable in the daytime, mornings and evenings. You can enjoy long walks and not get cold. At the same time, the rainy season begins in the middle of June and lasts until the end of August – September. That’s why June is the driest of the three summer months. 

June has the longest daytime, meaning that you can comfortably explore Lhasa from early morning until evening. 

At the same time, although June sees many tourists, there are still fewer visitors than in July or August.  

Finally, because June is less touristy than the rest of summer, tour prices are lower than in July or August. 

LHASA GALLERY

WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN JUNE

Group Tour Visiting Jokhang Temple
Visiting Jokhang temple in Lhasa

Since June is a warm summer month, you won’t need a lot of clothes to travel to Lhasa. Bring a jacket or a sweater for early morning or late evening walks. For daytime, we highly recommend protecting your skin from strong sunshine. Wear a long sleeve shirt or a light jacket with UV protection. If you are wearing a short sleeve t-shirt, remember to put on sunscreen. You can also wear a wide brim hat or a baseball hat to protect your head and eyes. Also, don’t forget to pack sunglasses. 

Although some days might be hot, please, don’t bring shorts or short skirts. Tibetan society is very conservative and Tibetans wear very modest clothes. If you are wearing shorts, short skirts, or other revealing clothes, such as leggings/ yoga pants, you won’t be allowed to enter monasteries. 

For the rainy days, you can bring an umbrella. During the daytime, it doesn’t rain often. So you don’t need a special raingear. A simple rain poncho or waterproof jacket will suffice. 

When touring Lhasa, we walk a lot. It is best to wear comfortable shoes, ideally waterproof. 

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

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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.

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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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