Haridwar is located in Uttarakhand along the foothills of the Shivalik hill ranges. The climate and weather of Haridwar is affected by its close proximity to the Himalayan ranges, especially during the winter months. Haridwar experiences extreme type of climate, the summers being too hot and the winters being too cold.
During the summer season, the weather in Haridwar can be quite uncomfortable. The summer generally lasts from April to June or mid July. It witnesses scorching heat and the temperature can easily touch or even cross the 40 degree Celsius mark. However, the summer nights are pretty comfortable with temperatures staying at about the 16 degree Celsius mark. A dip in the holy Ganges is the perfect way to beat the heat.
The winters in Haridwar are quite cold and chilly. The temperature can fall to as low as 3-4 degree Celsius. The winter season in Haridwar lasts from the month of October to February and the water of the Ganges during this time is extremely cold and chilly. As a result of the chill, mist also forms which adds to the scenic beauty of the place.
The monsoon in Haridwar lasts from July till the month of September and it brings respite after the scorching summer season. However, during the monsoon season, the river also overflows and the currents increase significantly. During the monsoon season, it is advisable not to take a dip in the holy Ganges as the banks can become extremely slippery.