Getting to know the weather in Jaipur is an elementary part of planning a trip to the city, as it can tell you what clothes to bring for your trip, when to go, and which months to avoid. The easiest way to describe the Jaipur climate is “semi-arid”. This is a fairly warm place, like the rest of India, and even in the winter months, temperature highs have been recorded around the mid-20’s on the Celsius scale.
The beauty of the Jaipur climate is that because it is semi-arid, there is relatively little to worry about by way of rainfall if you are the sort of traveller who dislikes making his way about a city in the rain. There is rain during the monsoon season, yes, but it is not the sort of rain that is likely to lead to flooded streets, unlike in other cities. Those who want to avoid the rainy season anyway should just steer clear of the usual rainy months: July, August, and September see the most precipitation, although a bit of rain also makes its presence felt in May and June.
As far as heat goes, Jaipur should not be tough to take at any time of the year if you are used to warm places. Note that “warm” in this case means temperatures passing the 40-degree mark on the Celsius scale, or past 104 degrees in Fahrenheit. May is the month with the most searing heat in Jaipur, and temperature highs have been recorded in the past at around 45 degrees Celsius. The months of June and July actually tend not to fall far behind, so you might as well avoid them too if you do not fancy the bright Jaipur sun of summer. If you do go during summer, be sure that you bring a lot of water around on your travels: the heat can get dehydrating here.
There are much cooler months available for a visit, of course, specifically in the winter. These would be the months of December and January, where temperatures typically average around 15 to 16 degrees Celsius (59 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit), although hotter highs have been recorded at this time too of around 22 to 24 degrees Celsius (72 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit). The record lows achieved by the weather at these times has struck 7.8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit) in the past, however, so you have a fairly good chance of seeing some genuinely cool, tolerable weather during your visit if you go during these months.
Even should you scorn to go to the city during the winter months, there are other times of the year that may be nearly as tolerable for you. For example, the two months following January, February and March, tend to be fairly cool too, with recorded lows around the 15-degree-Celsius mark (60 degrees Fahrenheit). They typically average out to temperatures around the 20’s on the Celsius scale, as do the months of October and November. These are also prime months for visiting the city if you want to experience the city with the more accommodating weather in Jaipur.