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The Weather Trivia and Temperature in Imperial Imphal

Author: G Vijay Iyer
Date: 2020-04-21

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Imphal is the capital city of the Northeastern Indian state of Manipur which shares its border with Myanmar. Imphal was the royal seat for the former Kingdom of Manipur up until the British rule. This city is famous for a lot of things – being home to the world’s oldest Polo grounds (Manipur being the birthplace of this sport), and also home to the Keibul Lamjao National Park on Loktak lake, the only floating national park in the world. It also houses historical landmarks such as the Kangla fort, the Khongjom War Memorial etc. It has the Tulihal International Airport which connects it to all major metro cities of India and is well connected by road too. The closest railway station outside Manipur is in Dimapur (Nagaland) and a proposed station in Jiribam in Manipur.

This picturesque city is located at roughly 2600 feet above sea level and experiences what can be described as a humid subtropical climate which is characterized by mild, dry winters and a hot monsoon season. The average annual temperature in Imphal is roughly about 21 °C with the summer temperatures reaching 30 °C and the winters at 4 °C. The three main seasons here are summer, monsoons, and winters

Temperature in Imphal in Summers: The period from April to June is regarded as summertime here. The range of temperature varies between a low of 16°C to a high of 35°C. This is the season when maximum tourists are seen in the city. The Lai Haraoba and Moatsu festivals are celebrated in May-June every year and draw huge crowds.

Temperature in Imphal in Monsoons: The period of July to September is regarded as the Monsoons here, with June-July being the wettest. Strong winds often blow during this time and are the worst time to visit Imphal. The temperatures during this time vary between a low of 20°C to a high of 30°C. The average rainfall in Imphal is about 1500mm annually.

Temperature in Imphal in Winters: The period of November to February is considered as the winter season here. The weather is very pleasant and inviting at this time and from winters to the onset of summers (the period of Oct-Apr) is considered the best time to visit Imphal. The temperatures during this time vary between a low of 4°C to a high of 24°C. The Hornbill in December, Gaan-Ngai in Dec-Jan and, Sekreny in February are a few prominent festivals and events of this time.

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