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The climate of Quetta (Pakistan)
Quetta is a medium sized city located in the western part of Pakistan in the vicinity of the border of Afghanistan. Quetta is located in the province of Balochistan of which it also is the capital. The city is situated in an area with seismic activity which means there is a higher risk of earthquakes. Because of its tactical location and thanks to the excellent railway system it has become a major regional hub for all traffic going the west of Asia. Just outside the city Lake Hanna can be found. This artificial lake was constructed by the English in the 19th century and is still one of the main tourist attractions. The city itself offers little entertainment for tourists. Quetta has a warm desert climate characterized by the large differences in temperatures throughout the year. Summers are extremely hot with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius. Winters are extremely cold with longer periods with subzero temperatures. The highest temperature on record is 42 degrees Celsius; the coldest temperature on record is -18.3 degrees Celsius. Quetta gets 200 millimeters of annual precipitation on average, during the winter this may fall in the form of snow.

 

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

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 9 -5 7 4 n/a
February 12 -2 8 5 n/a
March 17 2 8 6 n/a
April 22 7 9 5 n/a
May 28 10 11 4 n/a
June 33 14 11 2 n/a
July 33 17 10 5 n/a
August 33 16 10 4 n/a
September 30 10 10 2 n/a
October 24 3 10 2 n/a
November 18 -2 9 1 n/a
December 12 -4 8 3 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

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