The climate of Kandahar (Afghanistan)
Kandahar is located in the southern part of Afghanistan in the
Kandahar province of which it also is the capital. The city has a
bloody history and was conquered by the Arabs, Turks, Mongolians,
Indians, Brits, Russians and the Taliban over the years. Nowadays it
is one of the largest cities in Afghanistan. In the old city center
the Ahmad Ahah Durrani mausoleum can be admired. In front of it is a
small mosque containing one of the holiest relics of Islam. The city
has its own airport. Before the airport was destroyed at the beginning
of this century it was one of the largest airports in Asia.
has a warm steppe climate characterized by cold and wet winters and
hot and dry summers. During the summer it may get extremely hot here
with temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius. During the coldest part
of the winter subzero temperatures are not uncommon. The small amount
of rain that falls here usually falls during the winter.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Kandahar:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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