Average Weather in Khōshī Afghanistan
In Khōshī, the summers are long, warm, dry, and clear and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 88°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 94°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Khōshī for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 18, with an average high of 88°F and low of 63°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 3 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 48°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 21°F and high of 38°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Khōshī, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Khōshī begins around May 11 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around November 10. On July 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 99% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 1% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 10 and lasts for 6.0 months, ending around May 11. On March 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Khōshī varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 2.9 months, from February 4 to April 30, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on March 31.
The drier season lasts 9.1 months, from April 30 to February 4. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on November 25.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Khōshī changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 9.9 months, from February 14 to December 12. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 21% on March 31.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 months, from December 12 to February 14. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on January 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Khōshī experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.1 months, from February 8 to November 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 2, with an average total accumulation of 2.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from November 12 to February 8. The least rain falls around January 2, with an average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Khōshī experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 18 to March 31, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 9, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 31 to November 18. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Khōshī varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:41 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 18 minutes later at 6:59 AM on January 8. The earliest sunset is at 4:43 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 25 minutes later at 7:08 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Khōshī during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Khōshī, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Khōshī experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from February 6 to August 8, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.9 months, from August 8 to February 6. The calmest day of the year is November 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Khōshī varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 3.4 weeks, from March 6 to March 30, with a peak percentage of 41% on March 18. The wind is most often from the west for 4.3 weeks, from March 30 to April 29 and for 4.8 months, from October 13 to March 6, with a peak percentage of 39% on April 13. The wind is most often from the north for 5.5 months, from April 29 to October 13, with a peak percentage of 77% on July 6.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Khōshī throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Khōshī for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Khōshī for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season in Khōshī typically lasts for 7.2 months (219 days), from around March 31 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 15 or after November 23.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Khōshī should appear around April 9, only rarely appearing before March 28 or after April 22.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 7 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 8.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 8 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Khōshī are 33.999 deg latitude, 69.216 deg longitude, and 7,602 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Khōshī contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,079 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,556 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,132 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,831 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Khōshī is covered by grassland (69%), bare soil (17%), and cropland (12%), within 10 miles by grassland (68%) and bare soil (22%), and within 50 miles by grassland (62%) and cropland (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Khōshī, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Khōshī.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Khōshī according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Khōshī is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Khōshī and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .