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Best time to visit Swat, Pakistan

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The best time to visit Swat is October-November

Swat can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, October-November is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 14℃ (57℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -26℃ (-15℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Swat during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Swat in August. Head over there in December instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

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

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

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Swat seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Swat as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Swat 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 Swat

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 Swat 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.

Swat 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 Swat 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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FEB
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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Swat in January

  • Average temperature: -21℃ (-6℉)
  • Average high temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average low temperature: -26℃ (-15℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in February

  • Average temperature: -18℃ (-1℉)
  • Average high temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-12℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in March

  • Average temperature: -13℃ (9℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average low temperature: -19℃ (-3℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in April

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (6℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in May

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in June

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in July

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in August

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in September

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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

Swat in October

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in November

  • Average temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average high temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average low temperature: -18℃ (-1℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Swat in December

  • Average temperature: -19℃ (-2℉)
  • Average high temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Swat 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 Swat is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 10℃ (50℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Swat 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 Swat 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 Swat, 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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