The best times to visit Qandahar for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 6th

or

September 24th to November 18th

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 Qandahar

Temperature

Average temperatures in Qandahar 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 Qandahar, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 105.4°F (40.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.2°F (25.7°C) at night.

Qandahar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Qandahar Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Qandahar Perceived Temperature (F)

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Qandahar Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Qandahar 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan57.245.634.6
Feb59.549.840.2
Mar756349.7
Apr83.171.858.5
May94.982.667.8
Jun101.889.774.3
Jul104.792.677.9
Aug101.989.775.2
Sep94.180.264.6
Oct83.268.753.4
Nov70.75744
Dec59.84735.9

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan147.61.4
Feb15.39.94.6
Mar23.917.29.8
Apr28.422.114.7
May34.928.119.9
Jun38.832.123.5
Jul40.433.725.5
Aug38.832.124
Sep34.526.818.1
Oct28.420.411.9
Nov21.513.96.7
Dec15.48.32.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Qandahar are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 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 1 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Qandahar? 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 Qandahar.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan3%00.3
Feb10%01.4
Mar3%00.3
Apr3%00.4
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct0%00
Nov1%00.1
Dec1%00.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan300.8
Feb1003.6
Mar300.8
Apr301
May000
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct000
Nov100.3
Dec100.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Qandahar has some comfortably humid months, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is July (4.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (41.3%).

Wind in Qandahar is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by May and January. February’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.6 MPH or 15.5 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.7Light breeze13.3Significant breeze
Feb8.4Gentle breeze16.1Significant breeze
Mar6.2Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Apr6.6Light breeze15.1Significant breeze
May6.9Light breeze15.6Significant breeze
Jun6.6Light breeze14.3Significant breeze
Jul6.1Light breeze12.3Significant breeze
Aug6Light breeze12.1Significant breeze
Sep5.4Light breeze11.7Significant breeze
Oct4.8Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Nov4.7Light breeze10.5Significant breeze
Dec5Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan37.7%
Feb41.3%
Mar23.6%
Apr21.4%
May11.2%
Jun5.5%
Jul4.9%
Aug6.4%
Sep6.4%
Oct9.9%
Nov21.6%
Dec32.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Qandahar?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Oct 02, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Qandahar, 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 Qandahar 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

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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 Qandahar Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 100.2°F (37.9°C) and 66.3°F (19.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Qandahar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 95.5°F (35.3°C) and 67°F (19.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Qandahar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 54.8°F (12.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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