The best times to visit Gilgit for ideal weather are
March 12th to May 13th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gilgit Travel Guide
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Weather in Gilgit
Average temperatures in Gilgit vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th 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 Gilgit, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 94.1°F (34.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.7°F (20.9°C) at night.
Gilgit Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gilgit Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Gilgit Perceived Temperature (F)
Gilgit Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gilgit 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gilgit are November, December, 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 mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Gilgit? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Gilgit.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gilgit (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Gilgit has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (34.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (64.4%).
Wind in Gilgit is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and June. March’s average wind speed of around 1.5 knots (1.7 MPH or 2.7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 4.6 knots, which is considered a light breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gilgit.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
|Feb||1.2||Barely noticeable||3.3||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.5||Barely noticeable||4||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.2||Barely noticeable||3.8||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.3||Barely noticeable||3.8||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.2||Barely noticeable||3.6||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gilgit?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat unsafe, especially in some areas. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are strong travel warnings and regional advisories for Pakistan; avoid non-essential travel and all travel to some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Gilgit, Pakistan is June, followed by May and April. 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 Gilgit in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Gilgit Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 64.6°F (18.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 most precipitation with 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gilgit, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 69.4°F (20.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Gilgit to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 67.1°F (19.5°C) and 57.8°F (14.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.