Saturday, August 18, 2018
Sikkim

Land


Climate

Sikkim's climate varies from the tropical heat in the valleys to Alpine cold in the higher altitudes. The Tropical climate prevails in the deep valleys with elevation up to 5000 ft . The temperate climate zone comprises areas having  elevations between 5000 ft  and 13000 ft. Above 13000 ft are the Alpine climate Zones reaching upto 16000 ft which marks the beginning  of the perpetually snow-bound zone.

Sikkim is a region of heavy rainfall. On an average, Sikkim receives 125 cm rain. But the rainfall varies widely between various regions like sheltered valleys, foot hills and high mountains .

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