Ranikhet is known for it's pleasant climate, being protected from the southwest monsoon by a high plateau that reduces the average annual rainfall to 127 centimeters (50 inches).

However, it is slightly warmer than areas in the vicinity. Ranikhet is bestowed with the snowfall in the months of December, January and February, but the snow rarely settles making the climate more favourable for visitors and locals.

Light woolens are advisable from April till September, whereas heavy woolens are recommended from October till March.

During summer months temperature varies between
Max Temp. - 35 degree Celsius
Min Temp. - 15 degree Celsius

In winters temperature varies between
Max Temp. - 15 to 20 degree Celsius
Min Temp. - 4 to 5 degree Celsius