The best times to visit Mashhad for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd


August 20th to October 28th

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

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Weather in Mashhad


Average temperatures in Mashhad 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 48th 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 Mashhad, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 98.3°F (36.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71°F (21.7°C) at night.

Mashhad Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Mashhad 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.

Mashhad Perceived Temperature (F)


Mashhad Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Mashhad 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 47.2 36.2 26.3
Feb 49.9 39.8 30.2
Mar 61.5 50.1 38.8
Apr 73.3 61.1 49.3
May 84.4 71.7 58.7
Jun 93.6 80.5 66.3
Jul 96.5 83.7 69.6
Aug 93.9 80.5 66
Sep 86.2 71.8 57.2
Oct 73.9 60.3 47.3
Nov 59.3 47.6 37.3
Dec 50.8 39.5 30

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.4 2.3 -3.2
Feb 9.9 4.3 -1
Mar 16.4 10.1 3.8
Apr 22.9 16.2 9.6
May 29.1 22.1 14.8
Jun 34.2 26.9 19.1
Jul 35.8 28.7 20.9
Aug 34.4 26.9 18.9
Sep 30.1 22.1 14
Oct 23.3 15.7 8.5
Nov 15.2 8.7 2.9
Dec 10.4 4.2 -1.1


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mashhad are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Mashhad? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Mashhad is often around around November 5th 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mashhad (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% 2.7 0.7
Feb 15% 3.7 1.2
Mar 14% 3.6 2
Apr 12% 0 1.1
May 8% 0 1.5
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 4% 0 0.4
Nov 8% 1.1 0.8
Dec 5% 4.3 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 6.9 1.8
Feb 15 9.4 3
Mar 14 9.1 5.1
Apr 12 0 2.8
May 8 0 3.8
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 4 0 1
Nov 8 2.8 2
Dec 5 10.9 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Mashhad has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is July (12.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (57.4%).

Wind in Mashhad is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Mar 5.5 Light breeze 13.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.6 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 5.8 Light breeze 14.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 17 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.8 Light breeze 16 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 13.9 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.4%
Feb 56.5%
Mar 49.9%
Apr 40.5%
May 30.2%
Jun 16.5%
Jul 12.9%
Aug 13%
Sep 16.7%
Oct 29.6%
Nov 49.8%
Dec 55.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Mashhad?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Iran; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Mashhad, Iran 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 Mashhad 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Mashhad Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 54°F (12.2°C) with far 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Mashhad, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 55.2°F (12.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 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 Mashhad to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54°F (12.2°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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