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The climate of Chitral/Chetrar (Pakistan)
Chitral or Chetrar is situated in the Chitral valley in the northern part of Pakistan. This area used to be known as the North Western Region. Nowadays the region is known as Khyber-Pakhtunhkwa with Pesjawar as its capital. Chitral used to be the capital of the Princely State of Chitral. The city is situated on the banks of the river Kunar and at the foot of Mount Tirich Mir. This is the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. Chitral is often used as a starting point for expeditions to this mountain range. The region has a population of more than 300,000; the city itself has a population of more than 20,000. Chitral has a warm steppe climate influenced by the Hindu Kush mountain range. Summers are pleasantly warm without ever getting too hot. Winters are extremely cold; longer periods with subzero temperatures are not uncommon. Precipitation figures here are higher than in other regions in Pakistan. Most precipitation falls during spring, the driest season is autumn.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Chitral/Chetrar

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 0 -9 4 6 n/a
February 1 -8 5 8 n/a
March 6 -3 5 12 n/a
April 13 3 7 12 n/a
May 18 6 8 11 n/a
June 24 11 10 7 n/a
July 26 14 9 9 n/a
August 26 13 9 9 n/a
September 22 9 8 6 n/a
October 17 4 7 6 n/a
November 10 -1 6 4 n/a
December 3 -6 5 6 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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