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Best time to visit Kabul, Afghanistan

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The best time to visit Kabul is March

If you’re looking to travel to Kabul 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 Kabul is March 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 height of summer, temperatures in Kabul can reach a maximum of 34℃ (93℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -12℃ (11℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Kabul are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in April, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Kabul below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

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Kabul seasons

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

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 Kabul 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.

Kabul 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 Kabul 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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NOV
DEC

Kabul in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in February

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 24%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 22%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 22%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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

Kabul in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 27%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Kabul in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kabul 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 Kabul is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kabul is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kabul is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kabul, 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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