The best times to visit Sanandaj for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 24th


August 27th 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.



Other Sanandaj Travel Info

Weather in Sanandaj


Average temperatures in Sanandaj vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Sanandaj, 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 102°F (38.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.4°F (18.6°C) at night.

Sanandaj Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sanandaj 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.

Sanandaj Perceived Temperature (F)


Sanandaj Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sanandaj 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 44.6 32.7 22.1
Feb 51.1 38.6 27.2
Mar 60.8 47.3 33.7
Apr 70.1 55.7 40.9
May 80.7 65.3 48.9
Jun 94.1 77.5 58
Jul 101 83.8 64.5
Aug 99.9 82.2 62.8
Sep 91 72.4 53.3
Oct 77.3 60 43.7
Nov 59.4 45.8 34.1
Dec 49.5 36.9 26.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7 0.4 -5.5
Feb 10.6 3.7 -2.7
Mar 16 8.5 0.9
Apr 21.2 13.2 4.9
May 27.1 18.5 9.4
Jun 34.5 25.3 14.4
Jul 38.3 28.8 18.1
Aug 37.7 27.9 17.1
Sep 32.8 22.4 11.8
Oct 25.2 15.6 6.5
Nov 15.2 7.7 1.2
Dec 9.7 2.7 -2.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sanandaj are August, July, 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 January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Sanandaj? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around May, especially close to early to mid May. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sanandaj is often around around May 7th 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 Sanandaj.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 2.5 1.2
Feb 15% 1.3 1.4
Mar 13% 2.4 1.4
Apr 14% 0 1.8
May 7% 27.6 1
Jun 2% 0 0.4
Jul 1% 0 0.3
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 5% 27.6 1
Nov 15% 0 2.2
Dec 9% 0.9 1.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 6.4 3
Feb 15 3.3 3.6
Mar 13 6.1 3.6
Apr 14 0 4.6
May 7 70.1 2.5
Jun 2 0 1
Jul 1 0 0.8
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 5 70.1 2.5
Nov 15 0 5.6
Dec 9 2.3 3


Humidity and Wind

Sanandaj has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is July (12.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (57.7%).

Wind in Sanandaj is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and June. March’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 13.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.2 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 12.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jul 4.6 Light breeze 11.7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 10.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.2 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.7%
Feb 50.2%
Mar 37.8%
Apr 36.1%
May 30.7%
Jun 14.6%
Jul 12.2%
Aug 12.4%
Sep 16.9%
Oct 29.6%
Nov 52.2%
Dec 56.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sanandaj?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are very strong travel warnings for Iran; 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 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Sanandaj, Iran is May, followed by June 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 Sanandaj in December. 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 41.8 in December means 41.8% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Sanandaj Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 54.3°F (12.4°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 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 Sanandaj, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 95.2°F (35.1°C) and 55.3°F (12.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Sanandaj to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.3°F (12.4°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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