LHASA WEATHER IN
Despite being the first autumn month, September weather remains warm and pleasant. The average daytime temperatures settle at 19.9°C/ 67.8°F, ranging from 14°C / 58°F to 23°C / 73°F.
Nighttime temperatures stay pleasant, averaging 7.7°C / 45.9°F, and typically range from 4°C / 39°F to 12°C / 54°F.
Winds are usually not very strong and average 10kph / 6.2 mph. To compare, in February, the windiest month in Lhasa, wind can be twice as strong, reaching 20kph / 12 mph on average.
HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA
CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY
Rainfall decreases in September and more days have clear skies. In a typical September, Lhasa sees 15 days with rain for a total rainfall of 68.3 mm / 27.3 inches. The chance of a rainy day decreases towards the end of the month. The probability of rain is usually around 40% at the beginning of the month and it goes down to 10% towards the end of the month.
The average humidity is about 64%.
In September, the chance of the sky being covered with clouds decreases and it is only 26% on average (compared to over 60% in August). That means that you have a much higher chance to see clear blue skies.
DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX
The length of the day continues to decrease in September and goes down by 51 minutes from the beginning towards the end of the month. On September 1st the daylight is 12 hours and 46 minutes, while on September 30, it is 11 hours and 55 minutes.
On September 1st the sunrise is at 5:32 am and sunset is at 6:18 pm, and on September 30, the sunrise is at 5:48 am and the sunset is at 5:42 pm
COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS
Average high: 21.4°C (70.52°F)
Average low: 9.7°C (49.5°F)
Rainfall: 120.6mm /4.75″
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
Average high: 19.9°C (67.8°F)
Average low: 7.7°C (45.9°F)
Rainfall: 68.3mm /2.69″
Daylight: about 12.3hours
Sunshine: about 7.6hours
Windspeed: 4.3 mph
Sunrise: 5:32 – 5:48 am
Sunset: 5:42 pm – 6:18 pm
Average high: 17°C (62.6°F)
Average low: 2°C (35.6°F)
Rainfall: 8.8mm / 0.35″
Daylight: about 11.4hours
Sunshine: about 9.1hours
Windspeed: 8.4 kph / 5.2mph
Sunrise: 5:48 am – 6:07 am
Sunset: 5:10 pm – 5:41 pm
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN SEPTEMBER
September continues to be one of the most popular times to visit Lhasa, although it is less popular compared to the summer months. Since students have to go back to schools and universities, Lhasa becomes less crowded with tourists while the weather remains warm, sunny, and pleasant.
Monsoon season ends in the Himalayas and you will see clear skies on more days than in summer.
All these reasons make September one of the best months to visit Lhasa.
WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN SEPTEMBER
The weather in Lhasa in September is pleasant with warm days and cool mornings and evenings. To prepare for a temperature change, it is best to wear layers. Have a short or long sleeve t-shirt ready for the daytime, and pair it with a sweatshirt, hoodie, or sweater when it gets chilly. It is also a good idea to pack a windbreaker or a light jacket.
The chance of rain steadily decreased towards the end of September. Depending on the time of your travel you might need to bring an umbrella and a rain poncho. It is also best to have waterproof shoes or hiking boots.
As always, when traveling to Lhasa, you should remember about strong sunshine at a high altitude. Have a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen ready.
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LHASA
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.
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.
POPULAR TOURS IN LHASA
4 DAYS LHASA TOUR
5 DAYS LHASA SIGHTSEEING
5 DAYS LHASA SURROUNDINGS
5 DAYS LHASA AND NATURAL WONDERS
6 DAYS TIBET HIGHLIGHTS
LHASA DAY TOURS
POPULAR TOURS 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.
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.
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.