Climate in Northeast Afghanistan

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic 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 24 degrees centigrade. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, 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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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Northeast 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 10 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the region of Northeast Afghanistan. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Northeast 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 9 rainy days, March offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Northeast 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 0.3 mm, the least 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:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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