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Climate in Gorno-Badakhshan
(Tajikistan)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 3 measuring stations in Gorno-Badakhshan.
Weather stations at an altitude above 3580m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Gorno-Badakhshan is the coldest region in Tajikistan with an average high temperature of only 11°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. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to February.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Gorno-Badakhshan
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 6 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in country part Gorno-Badakhshan. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Gorno-Badakhshan
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 6 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Gorno-Badakhshan
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.070 mm, the least rain falls in September. April, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Gorno-Badakhshan
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 28% humidity on average, it is quite dry in September. The highest value of 70% is experienced here in January.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Gorno-Badakhshan
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.
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Map of Gorno-Badakhshan

Most important cities in the country part »Gorno-Badakhshan«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Khorugh and Ishqoshim.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Khorugh30,00037° 29' 23"N71° 33' 11"E
Ishqoshim26,00036° 43' 29"N71° 36' 48"E
Murghob10,81538° 10' 13"N73° 58' 0"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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