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Kargil Weather

Kargil has both arctic and desert type climatic conditions owing to its geographical locations. Located in the Himalayan ranges, the place experiences heavy snowfall during winters and as a result most of the routes remain closed during this time. The winters in Kargil are freezing and harsh with temperatures dipping to -48� C. However, the place remains warm during the summer season while rainfall is negligible. Annual precipitation is basically in the form of snow which is very low.

Live Weather Forecast
Kargil, India -3 ℃ Sunny
Wind: 4 from the SSE Humidity: 37% Pressure: 1021 mb Cloud Cover: 17%
5 Days weather forecast
Day Outlook Max Min
Wednesday 26 Oct 6 ℃42 ℉ -5 ℃ 23 ℉
Thursday 27 Oct 6 ℃42 ℉ -7 ℃ 20 ℉
Friday 28 Oct 6 ℃43 ℉ -9 ℃ 17 ℉
Saturday 29 Oct 6 ℃43 ℉ -8 ℃ 17 ℉
Sunday 30 Oct 6 ℃43 ℉ -8 ℃ 18 ℉

(April to September): Even though the climate of Kargil becomes quite warm during the summer season, woollen clothes are still required. The maximum temperature recorded is around 38� C. Travellers prefer visiting Kargil during this time because of favourable climatic conditions.


(October to March): Kargil experiences extremely uncomfortable and unbearably cold winters with mercury going down to as low as -48℃. During winters the place receives heavy snowfall that results in route jams. Visitors avoid coming here during winters because of harsh climatic conditions.