The best times to visit Afghanistan for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 20th


September 10th to November 11th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Afghanistan Travel Info

Weather in Afghanistan


Average temperatures in Afghanistan vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Afghanistan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 98.3°F (36.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.9°F (22.7°C) at night.

Afghanistan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Afghanistan Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Afghanistan Perceived Temperature (F)


Afghanistan Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Afghanistan Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 54 42.9 33.1
Feb 54.4 45.3 36.6
Mar 67.3 56.3 45.3
Apr 76.2 64.8 53
May 87.4 75.5 61.8
Jun 94.8 83 69.1
Jul 97.8 85.9 71.9
Aug 95.9 84.4 71.5
Sep 88.4 76.6 63.4
Oct 79.3 67 54.5
Nov 65.2 53.7 42.9
Dec 55.4 43.8 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 12.2 6.1 0.6
Feb 12.4 7.4 2.6
Mar 19.6 13.5 7.4
Apr 24.6 18.2 11.7
May 30.8 24.2 16.6
Jun 34.9 28.3 20.6
Jul 36.6 29.9 22.2
Aug 35.5 29.1 21.9
Sep 31.3 24.8 17.4
Oct 26.3 19.4 12.5
Nov 18.4 12.1 6.1
Dec 13 6.6 0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Afghanistan are July, August, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early October. For example, on the week of October 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Afghanistan? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Afghanistan is often around around February 26th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Afghanistan.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Afghanistan (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 1.2 1
Feb 22% 2.4 3.5
Mar 13% 4.2 1.7
Apr 13% 0 1.7
May 6% 0 0.9
Jun 3% 0 0.3
Jul 1% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 0.3
Sep 2% 0 0.2
Oct 2% 0 0.2
Nov 7% 5.1 0.6
Dec 5% 2.4 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 3 2.5
Feb 22 6.1 8.9
Mar 13 10.7 4.3
Apr 13 0 4.3
May 6 0 2.3
Jun 3 0 0.8
Jul 1 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 0.8
Sep 2 0 0.5
Oct 2 0 0.5
Nov 7 13 1.5
Dec 5 6.1 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Afghanistan has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (14.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (53.5%).

Wind in Afghanistan is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 12.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Afghanistan.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 11.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.5 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 42.4%
Feb 53.5%
Mar 39.7%
Apr 32.9%
May 19.5%
Jun 14.6%
Jul 15.3%
Aug 18.3%
Sep 19.5%
Oct 23.6%
Nov 35.4%
Dec 37.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Afghanistan?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are very strong travel warnings for Afghanistan; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 10, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Afghanistan is April, followed by May and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Afghanistan in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.2 in January means 38.2% of the tourists vs. April.



Overall Afghanistan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.3°F (33.5°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Afghanistan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 90.6°F (32.6°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Afghanistan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 59.1°F (15.1°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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