Seasons in Pakistan

Even tropical type of climate prevails in Pakistan it still differs a lot at the same period. Weather also is very far to be the same for the whole territory of the country: it is always cold snowy winter in highlands, there is a monsoon-tropical climate in plains but on the North, in mountainous area it’s more humid and cold.

Summer period is the best time to visit Cashmere area. Indian monsoon have no influence on this territory so it is always soft and warm weather here. Days are comfortable for travelling and nights are still warm enough. But from July to September, the rainy season begins, more than 200 mm (7.8 ") rain falls.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Pakistan

Warm and soft spring usually comes with the first days of March, but in mountainous area it comes later - in May. Never the less soft spring lasts not long at all and cedes its own time to summer hot period too fast. Duration of light full days increase so it’s warmer and warmer day by day. Generally in March it’s nearly 68°F, in the middle of April temperature already is nearly 86°F. Heavy lack of precipitation is observed during whole this period.

The climate of the spring months

(Islamabad)

March
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Precipitation: 72 mm (2.8")
April
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
May
Max average t°: +35 °C (95 °F)
Min average t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Precipitation: 38 mm (1.5")

Summer in Pakistan

It is the warmest and also the longest season, which approaches the plains areas usually with the beginning of May and stays here generally until middle of July. Temperature stays very high all this period, it is hot enough even at nights. At coastal areas usually it is nearly 85°F, in dessert regions they it is even higher - 95°F.

Indian monsoon, which usually comes from the south with the beginning of July or sometimes August and passes through nearly the whole country, reduces temperatures level. So now summer gets softer every day. Sea winds bring high humidity and stuffiness.

And finally in the end of June with the first rains summer gives up and soft warms days are there for enjoying. These rains, as a rule, are short-lived, very strong, are often accompanied by thunderstorms. From mid-summer to early autumn in Pakistan, the season of torrential rains.

The climate of the summer months

(Islamabad)

June
Max average t°: +39 °C (101 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (87 °F)
Precipitation: 41 mm (1.6")
July
Max average t°: +36 °C (98 °F)
Min average t°: +24.5 °C (86 °F)
Precipitation: 222 mm (8.7")
August
Max average t°: +34 °C (93 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (83 °F)
Precipitation: 227 mm (8.9")


Autumn in Pakistan

Fall comes in early October on the plains, to the mountainous areas even sooner – in the beginning of September. There is no other type of weather, but only cold winter one in the highlands. Fall is very soft and nice period and is the best time to see country all around. Temperature increases day by day and in October it’s usually about 81°F, in November - 68°F. 

The climate of the autumn months

(Islamabad)

September
Max average t°: +33°C (92 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Precipitation: 91 mm (3.6")
October
Max average t°: +30.5 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (58 °F)
Precipitation: 24 mm (0.9")
November
Max average t°: +26 °C (76 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")

Winter in Pakistan

Winter with snow never approaches plains. It is never too cold here. Although there is no snow and heavy cold winds it is quite cool here. Heavy but short-time rains are common occurrence for Pakistani winter. Never the less, dessert areas are exception, temperature never increase to low even at night time.

The climate of the winter months

(Islamabad)

December
Max average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +3.5 °C (38 °F)
Precipitation: 37 mm (1.5")
January
Max average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Precipitation: 61 mm (2.4")
February
Max average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (42 °F)
Precipitation: 61 mm (2.4")