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Best time to visit Skardu, Pakistan

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The best time to visit Skardu is October-November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Skardu such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, October-November is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 5℃ (42℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 7℃ (45℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -34℃ (-30℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Skardu, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. The wet season in Skardu usually falls during the months surrounding June 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.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Skardu, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

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Skardu seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Skardu

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 Skardu 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.

Skardu 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 Skardu 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Skardu in January

  • Average temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average high temperature: -17℃ (1℉)
  • Average low temperature: -29℃ (-21℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in February

  • Average temperature: -21℃ (-6℉)
  • Average high temperature: -15℃ (5℉)
  • Average low temperature: -27℃ (-16℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in March

  • Average temperature: -17℃ (2℉)
  • Average high temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in April

  • Average temperature: -13℃ (9℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average low temperature: -20℃ (-4℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in May

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average low temperature: -16℃ (3℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in June

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in July

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in August

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in August, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in September

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Skardu in October

  • Average temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average high temperature: -6℃ (20℉)
  • Average low temperature: -17℃ (1℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in November

  • Average temperature: -18℃ (0℉)
  • Average high temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average low temperature: -23℃ (-9℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Skardu in December

  • Average temperature: -22℃ (-8℉)
  • Average high temperature: -16℃ (4℉)
  • Average low temperature: -27℃ (-17℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Skardu in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Skardu is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 5℃ (42℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Skardu is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Skardu is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Skardu, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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