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Average Weather in Chilas Pakistan

In Chilas, the summers are hot and clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 98°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 104°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Chilas for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 5 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is July 29, with an average high of 98°F and low of 72°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 29°F and high of 49°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in ChilashotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 1849°FJan 1849°FJul 2998°FJul 2998°F29°F29°F72°F72°FJun 588°FJun 588°FSep 1788°FSep 1788°FDec 259°FDec 259°FMar 1159°FMar 1159°F64°F64°F63°F63°F40°F40°F39°F39°FNowNow
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 ChilasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotswelteringfreezingvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Stigler, Oklahoma, United States (7,513 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Chilas (view comparison).

Clouds

In Chilas, 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 Chilas begins around May 16 and lasts for 6.1 months, ending around November 19. On September 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 95% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 5% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 19 and lasts for 5.9 months, ending around May 16. On February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 53% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 47% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ChilasclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1295%Sep 1295%Feb 1747%Feb 1747%May 1671%May 1671%Nov 1971%Nov 1971%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 7.0 months, from January 29 to August 29, with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on April 1.

The drier season lasts 5.0 months, from August 29 to January 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on November 22.

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 22% on April 1.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ChilaswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Apr 122%Apr 122%Nov 224%Nov 224%Jan 2913%Jan 2913%Aug 2913%Aug 2913%NowNowrain
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. Chilas experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.8 months, from January 1 to September 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 20, with an average total accumulation of 1.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from September 24 to January 1. The least rain falls around November 20, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in ChilasrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 inMar 201.5 inMar 201.5 inNov 200.4 inNov 200.4 inAug 21.1 inAug 21.1 inJun 60.7 inJun 60.7 inJan 10.5 inJan 10.5 inSep 240.5 inSep 240.5 inNowNow
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 Chilas varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ChilasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2014 hr, 33 minJun 2114 hr, 33 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2312 hr, 9 minSep 239 hr, 46 minDec 219 hr, 46 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 4:47 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 25 minutes later at 7:13 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 4:50 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 7:22 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Chilas during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ChilasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 134:47 AMJun 134:47 AM7:22 PMJun 297:22 PMJun 29Dec 64:50 PMDec 64:50 PM7:13 AMJan 77:13 AMJan 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

The perceived humidity level in Chilas, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in ChilasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 40%Feb 40%Aug 60%Aug 60%drydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Chilas experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from February 9 to July 12, with average wind speeds of more than 3.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.5 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.9 months, from July 12 to February 9. The calmest day of the year is November 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in ChilaswindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mphMar 244.5 mphMar 244.5 mphNov 53.0 mphNov 53.0 mphFeb 93.8 mphFeb 93.8 mphJul 123.8 mphJul 123.8 mphNowNow
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 Chilas varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.0 months, from June 10 to September 9, with a peak percentage of 56% on August 6. The wind is most often from the south for 9.0 months, from September 9 to June 10, with a peak percentage of 51% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ChilasSWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Chilas 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 times of year to visit Chilas for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from late August to mid October, with a peak score in the third week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Chilasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.40.30.37.97.96.76.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Chilas for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Chilasbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.20.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Chilas typically lasts for 9.4 months (287 days), from around March 5 to around December 17, rarely starting before February 11 or after March 27, and rarely ending before November 18 or after January 4.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Chilasgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 550%Mar 550%Dec 1750%Dec 1790%Mar 2790%Mar 2790%Nov 1890%Nov 1810%Feb 1110%Feb 1110%Jan 410%Jan 4Jul 25100%Jul 25100%NowNowvery coldcoldwarmhotcoolfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Chilas should appear around March 16, only rarely appearing before March 3 or after March 29.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in ChilasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FMar 1681°FMar 1681°FMay 19900°FMay 19900°FDec 315,249°FDec 315,249°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 11 to August 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 8.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 9 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ChilasbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 248.4 kWhJun 248.4 kWhDec 222.9 kWhDec 222.9 kWhMay 117.3 kWhMay 117.3 kWhAug 127.3 kWhAug 127.3 kWhFeb 174.0 kWhFeb 174.0 kWhNowNow
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 Chilas are 35.412 deg latitude, 74.104 deg longitude, and 4,193 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Chilas contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,277 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,713 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (23,871 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Chilas is covered by bare soil (37%), grassland (32%), and sparse vegetation (14%), within 10 miles by grassland (50%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by grassland (25%) and bare soil (21%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Chilas, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Chilas is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Chilas, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

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 airports 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.