The climate of Peshawar (Pakistan)
Peshawar is a large city located in the northern part of Pakistan east
of the Khyber Pass in a large valley. This pass forms the natural
border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Peshawar is located in the
province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa of which it also is the capital.
Peshawar is an ancient city founded at the beginning of our era.
Throughout history it has always been an important trading post.
Nowadays the city is of great tactical importance. Kabul, which is the
capital of Afghanistan, is about 200 kilometers away. Because of its
long history many beautiful old Buddhist temples, mosques Hindu
temples and colonial buildings can be found here. The city is also
known for the variety of dried fruits that are produced here. Peshawar
has a steppe climate with cool winters and hot summers. Precipitation
falls all year round. During the summer daytime temperatures are 40
degrees Celsius on average; the hottest temperature ever recorded is
just above 50 degrees Celsius. Winters are cool. However, extremely
cold temperatures are uncommon; the coldest temperature on record is
-3.9 degrees Celsius. Peshawar gets less rain than other parts of
Pakistan. The wettest months are March and August; the driest month is
June. The growth of the city has had a bad effect on the climate, the
quality of the air is very bad.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Peshawar
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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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