Uttar Pradesh is a large state with stiking diversity much
evident in its topography, climate and geographical features.
The climate of Uttar Pradesh varies from moderately temperate in the Himalayan region to tropical monsoon in the central plains and southern upland regions.
|In The Plains||Max.||Min.|
|Summer||42.5 C||27.5 C|
|Winter||17.5 C||12.5 C|
The highest temperature recorded in the state was 121.8º
F (49.9º C) at Gonda on May 8, 1958.
About 90 percent of the rainfall occurs during the southwest monsoon, lasting from about June to September.
|ZONE||Max. ( Inches )||Min. ( Inches )|
Rainfall in Uttar Pradesh is concentrated mainly to the four
months of monsoons, consequently, floods are a recurring problem and cause
heavy damage to crops, life, and property, particularly in the eastern
part of the state.
Periodic failure of monsoons results in drought conditions and crop failure. In the Himalayan region, annual snowfall averaging 10 to 15 feet is common between December and March.