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Kandahar weather in August (Afghanistan)

How is the weather in Kandahar in August? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In August, Kandahar generally has very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. August falls within the summer season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 40°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 24°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Precipitation

Kandahar in August usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 0.2 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 0 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

With around 339 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, August may not be the ideal month to visit Kandahar. March, April, October and November typically offer the best circumstances. While May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Kandahar climate page with graphs.

 

Kandahar, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 24°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 40°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 0%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 0.2 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 0 days  
HumidityHumidity 25%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 339 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Afghanistan in August

Find out more about the weather in Afghanistan and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
10/10
Camping
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

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