The winter season in Thimphu is freezing, a dry cold that really takes some getting used to while the summers are wet and humid. The southwest monsoon rainfall occurs during mid-June to September, often preceded by lightning and thunder. The best times for tourists to visit are from mid-September to the end of October and from March to May, brackets in the year when the weather is relatively moderate and pleasant. The weather during these periods are also facilitative of treks that one might be interested in to surrounding fortress-monasteries.
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