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When to visit Pakistan

Pakistan experiences a continental type of climate, in which great variations in daily weather and season are common.

Pakistan has three major seasons – the cool winter season from October to February, the hot summer season from March to June, and the wet monsoon season from July to September.

Summer in the plains typically has a temperature of around 38 °C (100 °F), reaching as high as 47 °C (117 °F). Light clothing during this period is advisable. At night, though, the temperatures fall, especially in the northern areas. Temperatures vary from 11–17 °C (52–61 °F).

During the winter season, large variations in day-to-night temperature are not uncommon. In Balochistan in the northern areas, temperatures can be as low as 4°C (39 °F).

The wet monsoon from July to September is characterized by humid weather and heavy rain.

The months of June, July, and August typically comprise the peak season for tourism. Even for the locals, these months are the best time to go to the northern areas to enjoy the resorts there. Some favorites are the Upper Swat, Kaghan Valley, and the Galis.

Key events also happen during this season. The Shandur Polo Festival is held yearly in July , and August is busy with the Independence Day celebration and the Silk Route Festival .

It will be a good idea to check the dates of Ramadan since business hours are affected during this time.