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Average Weather in Lahore Pakistan

In Lahore, the summers are short, sweltering, humid, and clear and the winters are short, cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 103°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 110°F.

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from April 23 to July 21, with an average daily high temperature above 95°F. The hottest day of the year is May 30, with an average high of 103°F and low of 81°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.6 months, from December 6 to February 22, with an average daily high temperature below 73°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 46°F and high of 65°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in Lahore12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDeccoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Lahore, 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 Lahore begins around August 16 and lasts for 3.2 months, ending around November 23. On September 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 23 and lasts for 8.8 months, ending around August 16. On March 18, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 68% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Lahoreclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMar 1832%Mar 1832%Sep 262%Sep 262%Aug 1618%Aug 1618%Nov 2318%Nov 2318%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Lahore varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 2.5 months, from June 24 to September 8, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on July 23.

The drier season lasts 9.5 months, from September 8 to June 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on November 6.

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 51% on July 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Lahorewetdrydry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJul 2351%Jul 2351%Nov 62%Nov 62%Jan 18%Jan 18%Jun 2428%Jun 2428%Sep 827%Sep 827%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Lahore experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.5 months, from January 1 to October 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 29, with an average total accumulation of 5.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from October 15 to January 1. The least rain falls around November 13, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Lahore varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 12 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:57 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 7:03 AM on January 9. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 13 minutes later at 7:11 PM on June 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Lahore during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Lahore12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 114:57 AMJun 114:57 AM7:11 PMJun 307:11 PMJun 30Dec 44:58 PMDec 44:58 PM7:03 AMJan 97:03 AMJan 9daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Lahore experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from June 1 to October 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 26% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 12, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 22, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Lahoremuggy0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 220%Jan 220%99%Aug 1299%Aug 12Jun 126%Jun 126%Oct 1426%Oct 1426%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggycomfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Lahore experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from January 20 to July 19, with average wind speeds of more than 2.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.0 months, from July 19 to January 20. The calmest day of the year is September 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Lahorewindy0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecApr 173.4 mphApr 173.4 mphSep 242.3 mphSep 242.3 mphJan 202.8 mphJan 202.8 mphJul 192.8 mphJul 192.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Lahore varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.9 months, from February 14 to May 11 and for 4.3 weeks, from October 15 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 42% on April 9. The wind is most often from the west for 1.7 months, from May 11 to July 2 and for 3.0 months, from November 14 to February 14, with a peak percentage of 41% on June 13. The wind is most often from the east for 2.1 months, from August 12 to October 15, with a peak percentage of 35% on August 18.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in LahoreWNWSENW0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from April 17 to July 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 30, with an average of 7.7 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 8 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 23, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lahore are 31.550 deg latitude, 74.344 deg longitude, and 709 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Lahore contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 710 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (249 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (292 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Lahore is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (51%) and cropland (43%), and within 50 miles by cropland (90%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Lahore, 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 Lahore.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lahore 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 Lahore is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lahore and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lahore City (94%, 1.0 kilometers, west) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (6%, 7 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.