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Best time to visit Islamabad, Pakistan

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The best time to visit Islamabad is January-February

If you’re looking to travel to Islamabad for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Islamabad is January-February due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 41℃ (105℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 7℃ (45℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Islamabad, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in Islamabad usually falls during the months surrounding August each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Islamabad. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

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Islamabad seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Islamabad as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Islamabad is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Islamabad

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Islamabad for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Islamabad climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Islamabad for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Islamabad in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Islamabad in February

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Islamabad in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Islamabad in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Islamabad in May

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection for the day, and maybe a very thin sweater for the evenings if you're a cold frog.


Islamabad in June

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Islamabad in July

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 83mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Islamabad in August

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Islamabad in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Islamabad in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Islamabad in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 28%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Islamabad in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Islamabad in December, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Islamabad is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 39℃ (102℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Islamabad is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Islamabad is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Islamabad, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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