Darjeeling experiences a temperate climate. The town is blessed with pleasant summers and the temperature never rises higher than 25 °C. It starts in April and lasts till June. The festivals of Saga Dawa (a holy Buddhist festival) and Asar Ko Pandra (15th day of Nepali month Asar) are celebrated during these months. The monsoon season (July to August) experiences heavy rains and landslides are common. Winters last from December to January. The mean temperature ranges from 5 °C to 7 °C. September marks the autumn season in Darjeeling which lasts till November. The weather remains pleasant, with average temperatures ranging between 10 °C to 15 °C. Hindus celebrate the festivals of Teej and Vishwakarma Puja during this time. Spring season lasts from February to March and is marked by the blooming of vivid flowers. The mean temperature ranges from 10 °C to 20 °C.
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