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Climate in Northeast Afghanistan

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in Northeast Afghanistan.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1470m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Northeast Afghanistan is one of the coldest regions in Afghanistan with an average daily high temperature of only 25 degrees. For several months of the year, it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees, sometimes up to 38 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 10 hours per day, August is the sunniest month in the region of Northeast Afghanistan. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 9 rain days, March offers the most rain days, while July has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
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 0.3 mm, the least amount of rain falls in July. February, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Northeast Afghanistan

Most important cities in the region »Northeast Afghanistan«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 340 km and over 170 km from north to south.

It consists of the four provinces Badakhshan, Kunduz, Takhar and Wilayat-e Baghlan.


CityPopulationGeo position
Kunduz161,90236° 43' 44"N68° 51' 25"E
Baghlan108,44936° 7' 50"N68° 42' 30"E
Khanabad71,53136° 40' 57"N69° 6' 56"E
Taloqan64,25636° 44' 10"N69° 32' 4"E
Pul-e Khumri56,36935° 56' 40"N68° 42' 54"E
Fayzabad44,42137° 6' 60"N70° 34' 48"E
Rustaq25,63637° 7' 34"N69° 49' 50"E
Qarawul24,54437° 13' 11"N68° 46' 49"E
Nahrin22,36336° 3' 54"N69° 8' 0"E
Art Khwajah18,62337° 5' 9"N69° 28' 46"E
Ashkasham12,12036° 40' 60"N71° 31' 60"E
Jurm12,10636° 51' 53"N70° 50' 3"E
Farkhar10,48036° 34' 22"N69° 51' 28"E
Imam Sahib9,65937° 11' 20"N68° 56' 11"E
Dasht-e Archi8,26337° 7' 60"N69° 10' 0"E
Yangi Qal`ah6,54137° 27' 57"N69° 36' 41"E
Khandud5,52136° 57' 5"N72° 19' 5"E
Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori3,30735° 54' 22"N68° 29' 19"E


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