Afghanistan weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in Afghanistan.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Afghanistan. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Afghanistan (Kabul) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to Afghanistan?

The best time to go to Afghanistan (Kabul) is May and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Afghanistan (Kabul)4
    Jan
  • 5°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Afghanistan (Kabul)5
    Feb
  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Afghanistan (Kabul)12
    Mar
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Afghanistan (Kabul)19
    Apr
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Afghanistan (Kabul)24
    May
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Afghanistan (Kabul)30
    Jun
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Afghanistan (Kabul)32
    Jul
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Afghanistan (Kabul)31
    Aug
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Afghanistan (Kabul)28
    Sep
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Afghanistan (Kabul)22
    Oct
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Afghanistan (Kabul)15
    Nov
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Afghanistan (Kabul)8
    Dec

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Afghanistan weather overview

Afghanistan is a largely mountainous country and, in its higher reaches, wintry conditions prevail throughout the year. On the lower ground of its southwest and northwest borders, summers are very sunny, hot and dry with extremely high temperatures; along its southwest border with Iran, the heat is exacerbated by dusty desert winds.

Winters are severe with substantial rainfall from December to March. In the mountains, summers are sunny and warm, winters are harsh and the heaviest rainfall comes in spring.

What to pack for Afghanistan weather

Pack carefully for a trip to Afghanistan: light summer clothing should include a hat to protect against heat and dust. In the winter, take very warm clothes and a warm hat, and remember to pack rainwear. Women should respect the Islamic dress code.

Which is the hottest month in Afghanistan?

The hottest time of year in Kabul, Afghanistan is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Afghanistan?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Kabul, Afghanistan with 79mm on average. There are normally 10 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Afghanistan?

The sunniest time of year in Kabul, Afghanistan is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 80% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Afghanistan and the UK?

The time difference between Afghanistan and the UK is GMT+4.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Afghanistan?

The main languages spoken in Afghanistan are Dari and Pashto.

What is the currency in Afghanistan?

The currency in Afghanistan is the Afghan Afghani (AFN).

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Which plugs are used in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Afghanistan?

They drive on the right side of the road in Afghanistan.

Do you need a visa for Afghanistan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Afghanistan.

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Compare Afghanistan weather with the USA

Below the Afghanistan weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Afghanistan (Kabul) and the USA (Washington).

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