Climate in Central Afghanistan

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Central Afghanistan in a height of 1791m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Central Afghanistan is the coldest region in Afghanistan with an average high temperature of only 21°C. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 34 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions in January.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Central Afghanistan
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 12 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of Central Afghanistan. In January the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Central Afghanistan
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 11 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in November the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Central Afghanistan
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.1 mm, the least rain falls in October. February, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Central Afghanistan
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 36% humidity on average, it is quite dry in June. The highest value of 70% is experienced here in February.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Central Afghanistan
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Central Afghanistan
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Central Afghanistan

Most important cities in the region »Central Afghanistan«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Afghanistan. The region has a west-east extension of about 60 km and over 150 km from north to south.

It consists of the five provinces Kabul, Kapisa, Lowgar, Panjshir and Parvan.

CityPopulationGeo position
Kabul4,601,78934° 31' 41"N69° 10' 20"E
Bazarak65,00035° 18' 47"N69° 30' 55"E
Charikar53,67635° 0' 49"N69° 10' 17"E
Paghman49,15734° 35' 16"N68° 57' 3"E
Baraki Barak22,30533° 58' 3"N68° 56' 57"E
Jabal os Saraj15,03235° 7' 6"N69° 14' 16"E
Pul-e ‘Alam13,24733° 59' 43"N69° 1' 22"E
Hukumati Azrah12,52634° 10' 25"N69° 38' 45"E
Sidqabad7,40735° 1' 23"N69° 21' 4"E
Tagab6,40034° 51' 18"N69° 38' 57"E
Mir Bachah Kot5,40534° 44' 60"N69° 7' 8"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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