Ludhiana experiences a very extreme type of climate, which is very hot in the summer and very cold during the winter. Ludhiana Climate is characterized by dryness except a brief spell of monsoon season in a very hot summer & a bracing winter. May, June & Mid-July are generally considered to be the hottest months. Hot and scorching dust laden winds blow during summer season and on individual days the day temperature by to night temperature. The monsoon washes off the city of Ludhiana during the months of July to the first phase of September. The period of mid September to about the middle of November may be termed as post monsoon or transitional period.
The winter season starts from middle of November to the early part of March, when it becomes very cold during the night. December & January are the coldest month. If you can stand neither extreme heat nor cold, the best time to visit Ludhiana is from February to mid April. Starting from February to the mid of April, the weather in Ludhiana remains quite pleasant and enjoyable. This is the best time of the year for the people to visit Ludhiana who fails to tolerate any sort of extremities of climatic conditions.
If you are planning to visit Ludhiana during the summer months – from April to June, it would be wise to pack the full set of cotton garments, shorts and light colored clothing, because this is what actually you will need during the hot summer in Ludhiana. Although Ludhiana is famous for manufacturing the quality range of woolen garments, yet it is a good idea to carry the woolen garments if you are planning to set out for Ludhiana any time during November to the fag end of January. The month of October is usually pleasant – not too cold.
The weather and the climatic condition of Ludhiana are really very enjoyable. Especially the months to October, November, December, January and February happens to be the most enjoyable part of the year due to the winter. The winter also allows you to enjoy a lot of delicious dishes.
The climate of Ludhiana is semi arid.
Maximum temperature of the city reaches 45-46oC in summers and minimum temperature during winter season falls down to 1oC. January is the coldest month with average minimum temperature of 5.8oC. June is the hottest month when temperature rise to 41.2oC.
It is influenced by southwest monsoon winds in the summer and westerly and northwesterly winds during the winter.
Total rainfall during the year is 600-700 cm. 70% of total rainfall during July to September, 16% during December to March and remaining months experience 14% rainfall. The altitude varies from 230 meters to 273 meters from MSL.