Weather in January

#1 Oct 29th, 2008, 09:20
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Hello,

First time post, so please be kind! I will be making my first trip to India this January -- I will be visiting the following cites: Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi. I know it will be chilly (cold?). What sort of daytime temperatures can I expect? Nightime? I'm trying to travel light, but it sounds like I'll need a jacket. Any tips on the type to bring? Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to IM,

The day temperature would be around 55F to 64F and the night temperature can fall to 41F approx .. So you would need a good jacket.. Some woolen sweater for day time and ofcourse dont forget sleeping bag..Incase you are traveling you might need that..

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You can get current conditions and weather history for many cities here:

http://weather.nic.in/current.htm

It'll get cool in the evenings. I always find taking clothes you can layer to be the best for travel because you can combine them for whatever you encounter. I'd take a lined shell and a sweater or fleece.

I see you're from LA. In that case it will be freezing in the evenings.
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Originally Posted by hal2004 View Post You can get current conditions and weather history for many cities here:

http://weather.nic.in/current.htm


I see you're from LA. In that case it will be freezing in the evenings.
Thanks! Sounds like a jacket it is!

Will it be rainy?
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Very rare to have rain in Jan. But sometimes an occasional storm can come.
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Jan is actually the best time to visit India. But beware of looong delays in North indian Airports due to fog. Delhi AP is really bad.

For the elements - A long sleeved turtleneck sweater, a lined jacket (or a leather one) and a muffler is fine. You can mix and match with these. Though it gets chilly, on odd days it can get warm by midday too.

You'll find many people making do with coat and a long muffler during day time.
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I'm assuming that in the south, the only time you would need a sweater is when you visit places like Munnar?
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Hey Lalawgirl..a thick winter jacket should be ok but remember that there is no concept of heating here so it will be freezing as Hal said.

BTW what is the secret of your user name...are you a lawyer by any chance? I am not trying to pry into your private matters but I am a lawyer too so was asking out of curiousity. I hope the moderator will not take offense.
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Yes I am in lawyer in Los Angeles -- this will be my first trip to India so I want to prepared as possible -- (it's the lawyer in me, I guess!)
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hehe...join the club..I am also a lawyer and I try to plan my trips very carefully. However, you have chosen the perfect time to travel. Another lawyer friend of mine (my classmate at George Washington Univ Law School) is also coming from in DC in Jan. She is also asking me tens of queries every day...starting from how can we go for an elephant ride if it is winter etc

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Average Jan temperatures in those cities are very similar to LA in winter, but North India is prone to winter fog so it can feel very chilly at night exacerbated by feelings of jet lag and the fact that Indian hotels don't generally provide heating!
I live in cold windswept Scotland yet I wore a jacket and woolly hat in the evening in Delhi and Varanasi - the days however were very comfortable at around 70F with lots of sunshine.
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Thanks again for all the advise. How will the mosquitoes be in January? Should I bring deet?
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If you are at low altitudes, you can still have mosquitoes. Above 1800 metres, most unlikely. I would bring the Deet.
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I did not face any mosquitos in Jan but then I have never been to Rajasthan or MP during winter so no idea. I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. Thumbs up to Aishah's advice
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