The state gets a good rainfall. During rains the climate in the lower
hills is humid and enervating. Malarial fever was a common feature during and
after rains particularly in the lower area. It is quite cool and pleasant on the
higher hills, even during the hot season. A special feature of the climate
here is the occurrence of violent storms during March-April. Heavy storms
come from the north-west and they sweep over the hills in the entire state.
Rainfall is generally evenly distributed. The crops seldom
suffer from drought. Mizoram, as a whole, gets an average rainfall of about 3,000
mm with Aizawal town having 2,380 mm and Lunglei 3,178 mm.
Temperature in the state varies from about 12o C in winter to about 30oC in summer. Winter is from
November to February. There is generally no rain or very little rain
during the winter months. Winter is followed by spring which starts at
the end of February and continues till the middle of April. In
April, storms occur and the summer starts. In April and May temperature
goes up to 30oC.
The hills are covered by a haze. Heavy rains start
in June and continue upto August. September and October are the autumn months
when the rains cease and the temperature is usually between 19oC and