Gilgit weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Gilgit

The best time to visit in Gilgit in Pakistan is from June until September, when you will have a very cold temperature, but limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Gilgit is 10°C in July and the lowest is -14°C in January.

Gilgit has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Gilgit or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Gilgit by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -14 -11 -7 -3 1 5 10 9 5 -1 -8 -12
Precipitation (mm) 6 12 20 24 17 20 29 35 36 14 7 4

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14 day weather forecast Gilgit

The weather for in Gilgit will be 9° till 4° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Thursday 28 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Friday 29 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 5
Saturday 30 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Sunday 31 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 2 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.3 mm 20% 1 m/s 2
Thursday 4 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0.4 mm 30% 1 m/s 1
Friday 5 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 6 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 2.4 mm 70% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 7 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
3.5 cm 3.0 mm 90% 1 m/s 1
Monday 8 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 2
Tuesday 9 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4

Climate Gilgit

Gilgit has the continental climate prevailing. In the summer it is warm and dry, and in the winter it is cold and wet. The average annual temperature for Gilgit is -2° degrees and there is about 224 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 191 days a year with an average humidity of 68% and an UV-index of 2.

Climate table of Gilgit

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -14 -11 -7 -3 1 5 10 9 5 -1 -8 -12
Night temp. (°C) -26 -24 -20 -15 -9 -3 2 2 -2 -9 -19 -24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 6 12 20 24 17 20 29 35 36 14 7 4
Days with rain 8 8 10 6 4 3 9 11 5 4 6 7
Days with snow 11 14 17 15 11 9 6 8 13 10 7 9
Dry days 12 6 4 9 16 18 16 12 12 17 17 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 6 9 11 12 12 12 12 11 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2

Gilgit weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Gilgit? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Gilgit?

Gilgit is located in Pakistan. It lies in a straight line at 10,900 km from New York.

The coordinates of Gilgit are:

  • Latitude: 35.920007
  • Longitude: 74.313656

The GPS coordinates are 35° 55' N, 74° 18' E

How long is the flight to Gilgit?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Gilgit is approximately 15 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Gilgit?

These are the airports closests to Gilgit:

How many inhabitants are there in Gilgit?

Gilgit has approximately 216,760 inhabitants.

How big is Gilgit?

The area of Gilgit is around 31 km².

What is the currency of Gilgit?

In Gilgit the Pakistani rupee (PKR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 159.78 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.006 Pakistani rupee
  • 10 Pakistani rupee = 1,597.78 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.063 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 15,977.80 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.63 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Gilgit?

The area code to call Gilgit is +92.