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Temperature
Max Temperature 38.7 102° cf
Min Temperature 21.1 70° cf
Highest 47.7 118° cf  (21st 1978)
Lowest 12.8 55° cf  (4th 1977)
Rainfall
Monthly Total 14.4 mm
No. of rainy days 1.3
Total in wettest month 47.6 mm  (1966)
Heaviest rain in 24 hours 29.9 mm  (12th 1966)
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A spiritual and cultural center for the Sikhs, Amritsar is located in the state of Punjab and is home to Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple. The city is a very popular tourist destination, with over 100,000 people visiting the place every week. This is more than the number of people visiting the Taj Mahal. The Wagah Border (Indo-Pak border) which is just 28 kilometers from the city is also a very popular tourist spot. Amritsar observes a semiarid climate, which is the characteristic of northwest India.
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Winter in Amritsar begins in November and continues till the end of March. The weather during this time is really cold with average minimum recording close to 5°C. December and January are the coldest months with average minimums settling at 4.4°C and 3.7°C, respectively. On several occasion the minimum temperature in the city has settled at freezing point.
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The summer season in Amritsar begins in April and lasts till June. During this period the weather in the city is hot and uncomfortable with average maximum settling at 37°C. June is the hottest month of the season for Amritsar. The average maximum temperature during the month settles at 40°C
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Moderate rainfall is observed during the monsoon months of July, August and September. The average seasonal rainfall for the city is 500 mm. August is the rainiest month with 245 mm of average rainfall. Monsoon could be a preferred time to visit the city as the rainfall amounts are not very high and the temperatures during these months settle at comfortable levels
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Amritsar is well connected by road, rail and air traffic. The Golden Temple, a spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion is visited by thousands of tourists every day. The Wagah Border and the Jalliawalan Bagh are other important tourist destinations in the city. The Jalliawalan Bagh houses a memorial to commemorate the massacre carried out by British troops on thousands of unarmed innocent people.




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