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Weather in May in Afghanistan

Thinking about venturing to Afghanistan this May and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Afghanistan in May?

In May, Afghanistan experiences a range of weather conditions, with temperatures that range from pleasant to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from almost none to moderate.

Temperatures

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is pleasant in Sudak at 19°C to very warm in Farah at 38°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C in Farah and 13°C in Sudak.

Precipitation

In May, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Farah with an average of 1.5 mm to moderate rainfall in Kabul with 62 mm.

Average sunshine

The city Kabul usually sees around 310 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

For specific regional insights in Afghanistan for May, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Afghanistan climate page.

Where to go in Afghanistan in May

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Afghanistan on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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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).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in May for the 5 most popular destinations in Afghanistan?

Kabul

In May Kabul generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kabul
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<<   April April
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17°C 
4°C 
233 hours 
90 mm 
11 days 
23°C 
10°C 
310 hours 
62 mm 
8 days 
June   >> June
>>  
28°C 
14°C 
353 hours 
17 mm 
1 day 
Climate in Kabul

Farah

In May Farah generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 38°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Farah
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<<   April April
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32°C 
16°C 
253 hours 
11 mm 
3 days 
38°C 
21°C 
333 hours 
1.5 mm 
1 day 
June   >> June
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42°C 
26°C 
361 hours 
0.3 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Farah

Ghazni

In May Ghazni generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Ghazni
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<<   April April
<<  
17°C 
2°C 
259 hours 
45 mm 
8 days 
24°C 
8°C 
314 hours 
28 mm 
6 days 
June   >> June
>>  
29°C 
12°C 
346 hours 
15 mm 
1 day 
Climate in Ghazni

Herat

In May Herat generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Herat
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<<   April April
<<  
24°C 
10°C 
236 hours 
38 mm 
7 days 
31°C 
15°C 
330 hours 
5.7 mm 
2 days 
June   >> June
>>  
35°C 
19°C 
363 hours 
0.3 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Herat

Kandahar

In May Kandahar generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 36°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Kandahar
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<<   April April
<<  
30°C 
14°C 
255 hours 
15 mm 
4 days 
36°C 
20°C 
346 hours 
2 mm 
1 day 
June   >> June
>>  
41°C 
24°C 
370 hours 
1.6 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Kandahar

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Afghanistan.

Is May the best time to visit Afghanistan?

We believe that May is one of the best times to visit Afghanistan with overall perfect weather in Kabul.

Generally speaking, May, June, July, August, September and October provide perfect weather in Kabul. On the other hand, the months of January, February and March tend to have poor weather conditions.

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