This report describes the typical weather at the Kashgar Airport (Kashi Airport) (Kashgar (Kashi), China) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2001 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Kashgar (Kashi) has a cold desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by croplands (61%), shrublands (25%), and grasslands (13%).
The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 73°F to 61°F over the course of the month, exceeding 80°F or dropping below 55°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:14 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.4 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:33 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:47 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 8:52am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 8:39pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 9:23am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 7:56pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 42% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 32% of the time, partly cloudy 12% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 21% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 1, occurring in 21% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 31, occurring in 11% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, thunderstorms, and moderate rain.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 42% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 8% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 29% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 7% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 26% (dry) to 72% (humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 15% (dry), or exceeding 89% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 13, at which time the relative humidity drops below 30% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 1, rising above 63% (mildly humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 23°F (dry) to 47°F (dry) and is rarely below 15°F (dry) or above 51°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 11 mph (calm to gentle breeze), rarely exceeding 18 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 6 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 11 mph (gentle breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 mph (gentle breeze).