Tibet Weather and Climate
Tibet Is located with average altitude of 4950m above the sea level and is bounded by two great Himalayan range including Mt. Everest from south to west and Thanggula range in the north. The climate zone of Tibet mainly consists of tropical montane humid monsoon climate, plateau temperature monsoon climate and frigid plateau monsoon climate and sub frigid monsoon climate. The atmosphere is severely dry for nine months of the year and average annual snowfall is 18 inches, due to the rain shadow effect. The air pressure and the amount of solar radiation normally exceed more than twice or one-third of the areas with same latitude are low due to the high altitude. Low temperatures are prevalent throughout the western regions. Likewise, Indian monsoon exerts some influence on eastern Tibet. The northern part of Tibet is subject to high temperature in summer and intense cold in winter.