Gangtok has a subtropical highland climate, with monsoons. The summer season, from May to June, sees a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. The days can be a little warm, but not uncomfortably so. The nights are cool and you might require some light woollen wear. June to September is the monsoon season, with torrential downpours. Landslides are quite common during this time, isolating Gangtok from the rest of the world. October and November are the autumn months, with pleasant days and clear skies. The nights can get a bit chilly, so woollen wears are a must during this season. December to February are the cold winter months, with the temperatures hovering between 4 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius. Although snowfall is not common in Gangtok, heavy fog often blankets the town in winter. March and April are the months of spring season. This is a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful vistas of Gangtok.
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