Astore (city)

Astore (Urdu: استور‎), also spelt Astor, is a town and the capital of Astore District in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. It is located at 35°22'0N 74°51'0E with an altitude of 2546 metres (8353 feet).[1]

Astore

استور
town
Upper Astore (Hunzographer.jpg
Astore City in Spring.jpg
Astore, diamir district.jpg
Sheosar lake Deosai.jpg
Mountains in Astore
Upper Astore
Astore is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Astore
Astore
Astore is located in Pakistan
Astore
Astore
Coordinates: 35°13′N 74°31′E / 35.22°N 74.51°E / 35.22; 74.51
Country Pakistan
ProvinceGilgit Baltistan
DistrictAstore
Elevation
2,546 m (8,353 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
ClimateDsb

The Astore-Burzul Road, linking Gilgit to Srinagar was closed in 1978 after the development of the Karakoram Highway.[2]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Astore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
15.9
(60.6)
20.3
(68.5)
27.2
(81.0)
30.1
(86.2)
35.0
(95.0)
37.0
(98.6)
34.4
(93.9)
31.7
(89.1)
27.7
(81.9)
21.0
(69.8)
14.0
(57.2)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
4.3
(39.7)
8.9
(48.0)
15.0
(59.0)
19.9
(67.8)
24.7
(76.5)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
23.2
(73.8)
17.5
(63.5)
11.4
(52.5)
5.3
(41.5)
12.5
(54.5)
Average low °C (°F) −7.2
(19.0)
−5.3
(22.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.9
(39.0)
7.6
(45.7)
11.3
(52.3)
14.6
(58.3)
14.6
(58.3)
10.3
(50.5)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.4
(31.3)
−4.4
(24.1)
3.2
(37.8)
Record low °C (°F) −17.7
(0.1)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−12.0
(10.4)
−5.0
(23.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34.0)
6.5
(43.7)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−16.1
(3.0)
−21
(−6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 42.4
(1.67)
48.5
(1.91)
78.2
(3.08)
87.6
(3.45)
65.6
(2.58)
22.8
(0.90)
22.9
(0.90)
24.1
(0.95)
21.9
(0.86)
23.8
(0.94)
16.4
(0.65)
29.1
(1.15)
401.8
(15.82)
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:00 PST) 60.3 56.6 45.5 36.8 32.6 28.8 31.8 32.8 29.6 28.6 34.3 53.5 39.3
Source: Pakistan Meteorological Department[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Location of Astor - Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ Gilgit-Srinagar Road: Govt seeks NA admin's opinion, The Daily Times, 27 March 2004.
  3. ^ "Astore Climate Data". Pakistan Meteorological Department. Archived from the original on June 13, 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2016.

Coordinates: 35°22′0″N 74°51′00″E / 35.36667°N 74.85000°E / 35.36667; 74.85000