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Kashgar Travel Guide

Kashgar Climate

Kashgar is located in the hinterland of Center Asia, belonging to warm temperate continental arid climate with distinct four seasons, long sunshine, large daily temperature swings, less precipitation and fast evaporation. Summer in Kashgar is very hot but short; winter there is not too cold but very long last to about five months from later Oct to next March; there are many wind days in spring and summer, dust storms and fly ashes are frequently happened in spring and summer. The annual average temperature in Kashgar is about 11.8 ℃; the coldest month is in January with  average temperature of -6℃; the hottest month is in July with average temperature of 26 ℃. Annual sunshine is about 2650 hours. The frost free period is 224 days. The annual precipitation is only 65 mm but the annual max evaporation capacity is up to 2100 mm. Thus, it is very dry in Kashgar. In 1980s, there are more than 100 days of dust weather in Kashgar. The dust weather in Kashgar is less than 100 days per year in recent years due to the improvement of living environment Kashgar. The climate has great differences in Kashgar because of the complex landform. The best time to visit Kashgar is between Aug and Sep.

 Kashgar Climate Table(1971-2000)

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. temp.

-5.8

-0.8

7.5

15.5

19.8

23.5

25.6

24.2

19.4

12.1

3.9

-3.4

Avg. high temp.

0.2

5.2

13.4

22.2

26.5

30.2

32.1

30.8

26.4

19.8

10.6

1.9

Extremely high temp.

18.9

19.8

28.4

32.8

34.5

37.2

39.9

39.2

35.0

29.4

24.6

18.8

Avg. low temp.

-10.2

-6.1

1.6

8.6

12.9

16.1

18.6

17.2

12.0

4.8

-1.9

-7.6

Extremely low temp.

-22.5

-23.5

-15.6

-3.6

3.2

6.8

7.9

9.4

3.2

-3.8

-11.1

-23.6

Avg. rainfall(mm)

2.1

5.7

6.7

5.2

8.5

7.7

9.1

7.9

5.3

2.5

1.6

1.7

Rainfall days

2.2

2.1

2.3

1.6

2.9

3.5

3.7

3.7

2.5

1.1

0.6

1.7

Avg. wind speed

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.1

0.9

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