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What is the climate like in Afghanistan?

The climate of Afghanistan has an average yearly temperature of 15°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 0°C and rise to 27°C.

Annually, about 433 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Afghanistan. Additionally, about 65 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit Afghanistan is May until September. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Afghanistan.

Temperature 0 to 27°C
Rain 433 mm
Snow 65 cm

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The climate was exceptional: hot days and cool nights. The d... more

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The climate of Afghanistan
  • Average yearly temperature: 15°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 0°C in January and February
  • Precipitation: 433 mm per year, averaging 36 mm by month
  • Driest months: 3,0 mm in September, 14 mm in June and 18 mm in October
  • Wettest months: 75 mm in March, 68 mm in May and 53 mm in February
  • Snowfall: 65 cm per year

Climate table Afghanistan

The climate table for Afghanistan shows the average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 0 0 5 15 19 24 27 27 24 17 10 5
Nighttime temperature (°C) -13 -11 -6 3 6 9 13 13 9 3 -1 -6
Precipitation (mm) 37 53 75 53 68 14 38 20 3,0 18 35 19
Snowfall (cm) 18 18 18 1,0 0,1 0,1 0 0 0 0,1 5,1 5,0
UV Index 6 7 9 9 10 10 10 9 9 8 6 5
Best month No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No

Temperature by month in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Afghanistan

Temperature by month in Afghanistan

Precipitation by month in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Afghanistan.

Precipitation by month in Afghanistan

Snowfall by month in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Afghanistan.

Snowfall by month in Afghanistan

UV index by month in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Afghanistan.

UV index by month in Afghanistan

Yearly temperature in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Afghanistan, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Afghanistan

Yearly total precipitation in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Afghanistan.

Precipitation per year in Afghanistan

Yearly snowfall in Afghanistan

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Afghanistan, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Afghanistan

Weather experiences in Afghanistan

The weather in Afghanistan is rated an average of 3,7 out of 5 stars by 7 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The hot days gave way to cool nights. There was little shade and the sun and drought were relentless. Negative for dust storms. Still, an extraordinary experience.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

The climate was exceptional: hot days and cool nights. The drought made it even hotter during the day, but the scarred sunsets were amazing. Despite the heat, the trip went smoothly.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Due to the low humidity it is quite cold at night, wearing a scarf is recommended. The sky was clear and blue and the vacation was marked by beautiful sunsets.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

With frost around 20 degrees and maximum temperatures up to 30 degrees, it was pleasant day and night. A little rain, so many sunny days!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

There were strong temperature fluctuations day and night. Unexpected winter weather with dusty and dry atmosphere.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Occasionally there was snow, which made the adventure even more fun. Because of the cold, it may not be the ideal weather for a vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

It was wonderfully warm during the day and pleasantly cool at night. The air remained clear and offered beautiful views of the mountains. There was no rain during our stay.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Afghanistan by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Afghanistan and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Afghanistan, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.