The climate of Mashhad (Iran)
Mashhad is located in the northeastern part of Iran in the
Razavi-Khorasan province of which it also is the capital. Mashhad is
one of the largest cities in the country, in population figures only
Teheran is bigger. Mashhad is located in the vicinity of the border
with Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Because Ali Ar-Rida, also known as
Imam Reza, the eighth Imam of the Twelver Shia is buried here; the
Shiites see this as a holy city. Every year millions of pilgrims visit
his mausoleum. Several beautiful mosques can be found in the city as
well. Just outside the city the historic city of Toes can be found.
Here you can find several beautiful historical buildings which have
all been well preserved. Among them is the tomb of Ferdowsi. Mashhad
has a steppe climate with warm summers and cold winters and low
precipitation figures all year round. Almost all precipitation falls
during the winter and during early spring. During the coldest days of
the year precipitation falls in the form of snow. Summers are warm
with average temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees
Fahrenheit). However, real extremes in temperatures such as
temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) are
uncommon. Winters may be extremely cold. The coldest temperature on
record is -28 degrees Celsius (-18.4 degrees Fahrenheit). However,
during the winter average temperatures are just above freezing point.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Mashhad.
More climate information
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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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