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Kandahar Climate & Temperature

  • Kandahar, Afghanistan is at 3130'N, 6550'E, 1010 m (3314 ft). See map.
  • Kandahar has a subtropical steppe/ low-latitude semi-arid hot climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: BSh).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Kandahar is situated in or near the warm temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The mean temperature is 18.5 degrees Celsius (65.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.8 °C (48.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Kandahar Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 190.6 mm (7.5 inches) which is equivalent to 190.6 Litres/m (4.67 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3464 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Kandahar you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Isla De Pascua-Mataveri, Chile where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Kandahar Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 15 (59) 22 (71) 28 (83) 34 (93) 39 (102) 40 (104) 38 (101) 34 (93) 28 (82) 21 (70) 15 (60) 27 (81)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 8 (46) 14 (57) 20 (68) 25 (78) 30 (86) 32 (89) 29 (85) 24 (74) 18 (64) 11 (52) 7 (45) 19 (65)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 2 (36) 7 (45) 12 (54) 16 (60) 20 (67) 23 (73) 20 (68) 14 (56) 9 (47) 3 (38) 1 (34) 11 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 54 (2) 42 (2) 41 (2) 19 (1) 2 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 7 (0) 20 (1) 191 (8)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 2 (6) 10 (35) 4 (13) 11 (37) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (3) 29 (8)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 6h 44' 6h 39' 7h 48' 8h 24' 11h 42' 12h 14' 11h 38' 11h 56' 10h 28' 9h 56' 8h 58' 7h 07' 9h 29'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 20' 11h 01' 11h 56' 12h 55' 13h 44' 14h 09' 13h 58' 13h 16' 12h 19' 11h 20' 10h 31' 10h 07' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 66 (34) 61 (39) 66 (34) 66 (34) 86 (14) 87 (13) 84 (16) 91 (9) 86 (14) 89 (11) 86 (14) 71 (29) 79 (21)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 38.6 47.8 58.7 70.4 78.7 81.9 78.9 70.6 59.2 47.7 38.5 35.1 58.8

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