Kabul, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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Traveling to Kabul, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Kabul, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Kabul, Afghanistan

Based on the climate and weather in Kabul, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important esssentials for Kabul, Afghanistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kabul, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

What to wear/what to pack for Kabul, Afghanistan by month

January

January is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

February here is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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March

Traveling to Kabul in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

April in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • A durable rain poncho to wear over your coat will avoid travel headaches by protecting your main coat. We like this one.
  • The stormy weather makes rubber rain boots a necessity; these boots are great for stormy weather:
  • An umbrella this one #random{{designed|made|built} for bad weather.
  • A waterproof luggage cover so your stuff stay dry. The most durable luggage can let moisture in. We recommend: this one

May

If you visit Kabul during May, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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June

June is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Kabul in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August for Kabul is really hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

September for Kabul is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in Kabul is balmy and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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November

If you visit Kabul during November, you will probably find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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December

Traveling to Kabul in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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