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.
Mashhad Travel Guide
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)
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.
|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 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mashhad.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mashhad (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
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.
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|
|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|
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
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.