Average Weather in Qarghah’ī Afghanistan
In Qarghah’ī, the summers are long, sweltering, dry, and clear and the winters are very cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 33°F to 99°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 104°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Qarghah’ī for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 19 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 6, with an average high of 99°F and low of 77°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 5 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 24, with an average low of 33°F and high of 49°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
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In Qarghah’ī, 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 Qarghah’ī begins around May 10 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around November 14. On September 10, 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 14 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around May 10. 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 Qarghah’ī varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from January 28 to May 1, with a greater than 14% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 23% on March 19.
The drier season lasts 8.8 months, from May 1 to January 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on December 1.
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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 23% on March 19.
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. Qarghah’ī experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from December 26 to November 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 24, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.0 weeks, from November 28 to December 26. The least rain falls around December 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Qarghah’ī varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 28 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:35 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 21 minutes later at 6:56 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 4:38 PM on December 5, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 7:05 PM on June 29.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Qarghah’ī during 2018.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
The perceived humidity level in Qarghah’ī, 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 Qarghah’ī experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from April 30 to June 28, with average wind speeds of more than 5.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 2, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 10 months, from June 28 to April 30. The calmest day of the year is November 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Qarghah’ī is from the west throughout the year.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Qarghah’ī 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 Qarghah’ī for general outdoor tourist activities is from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.
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 Qarghah’ī for hot-weather activities is from late May to mid September, with a peak score in the third week of June.
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 Qarghah’ī typically lasts for 10 months (303 days), from around February 18 to around December 18, rarely starting before February 2 or after March 6, and rarely ending before November 25 or after January 5.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Qarghah’ī should appear around March 9, only rarely appearing before February 23 or after March 26.
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 3.5 months, from May 5 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 18, with an average of 8.6 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 8 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Qarghah’ī are 34.554 deg latitude, 70.243 deg longitude, and 2,192 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Qarghah’ī contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,886 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,325 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,069 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,698 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Qarghah’ī is covered by cropland (50%), bare soil (31%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by bare soil (41%) and grassland (34%), and within 50 miles by grassland (45%) and bare soil (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Qarghah’ī, 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 is only a single weather station, Surobi, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Qarghah’ī.
At a distance of 49 kilometers from Qarghah’ī, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Qarghah’ī according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .