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The climate of Karachi (Pakistan)
Karachi is located in the southern part of Pakistan on the Arabian Sea in the province of Sindh of which it also is the capital. With a population of 20 million in the city itself and a population of 25 million in the urban areas Karachi is the largest city in Pakistan. With these population figures Karachi is among the 10 largest metropolises in the world. The city extends from the Indus River to the Kirthar mountain range. Until Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan Karachi was the capital. Karachi is still the most important economic centre in the country, many multinationals have settled here over the past few years; also because Karachi is a large port. Karachi is also known for its excellent educational system; it is said that the best higher education of the Arab world is given here. The city itself is a mixture of different building styles. Especially the religious buildings show a great diversity. Karachi has a warm desert climate without the extremes you may expect from this climate type. However, Karachi has an extremely low precipitation figure, about 170 millimeters of annual rain, most of which falls in July and August. During the summer temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius on average with the occasional peak. The highest temperature on record is 48.7 degrees Celsius. Extreme cold or subzero temperatures are uncommon. The coldest temperature on record is exactly 0 degrees Celsius. This is caused by the influence of the Arabian Sea.

 

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

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 26 11 9 0 24
February 27 13 9 1 23
March 31 18 9 0 24
April 34 23 10 0 26
May 35 26 10 0 28
June 35 28 9 1 29
July 33 27 6 3 29
August 32 26 5 3 28
September 32 25 8 1 28
October 34 22 9 0 28
November 32 17 9 0 27
December 27 12 9 1 25
= 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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