Average Weather in Kashgar China
In Kashgar, the summers are long, warm, and mostly clear; the winters are short, freezing, and partly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 15°F to 89°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 96°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 7 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.7 months, from November 28 to February 19, with an average daily high temperature below 43°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 15°F and high of 32°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 Kashgar, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Kashgar begins around June 10 and lasts for 4.4 months, ending around October 22. On August 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 22 and lasts for 7.6 months, ending around June 10. On March 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 62% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 38% of the time.
Kashgar does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 7%, with an average value of 3%.
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 Kashgar changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.7 months, from February 26 to November 18. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 7% on August 24.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.7 months, from December 7 to February 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on February 12.
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. Kashgar experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Kashgar. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 28, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The least rain falls around January 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Kashgar varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 7:28 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 48 minutes later at 10:16 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 7:32 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 55 minutes later at 10:27 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kashgar during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
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 Kashgar, 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
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 Kashgar experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.5 months, from March 1 to October 16, with average wind speeds of more than 3.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is May 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.2 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.5 months, from October 16 to March 1. The calmest day of the year is December 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kashgar varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 4.3 months, from March 24 to August 3 and for 1.9 months, from August 29 to October 27, with a peak percentage of 45% on September 26. The wind is most often from the east for 3.7 weeks, from August 3 to August 29 and for 4.9 months, from October 27 to March 24, with a peak percentage of 40% on August 21.
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 3.1 months, from May 16 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 2 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kashgar are 39.471 deg latitude, 75.990 deg longitude, and 4,249 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kashgar contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 177 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 4,245 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,037 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (10,105 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kashgar is covered by artificial surfaces (55%) and cropland (40%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and bare soil (24%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (44%) and grassland (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kashgar, 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, Kashgar Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Kashgar.
At a distance of 8 kilometers from Kashgar, 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 Kashgar 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.
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.