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Coordinates: 31°15′0″N 73°03′0″E / 31.25000°N 73.05000°E / 31.25000; 73.05000 The climate of Faisalabad features a semi-arid climate (BWh)[1] in Köppen-Geiger classification with very hot and humid summers and dry cool winters. The average maximum and minimum temperatures in June are 40.5 °C (104.9 °F) and 26.9 °C (80.4 °F). In January the average minimum and maximum are 19.4 °C (66.9 °F) and 4.1 °C (39.4 °F).[2]

The summer season starts in mid-April and continues until late October. May and June are the hottest months, while July, August and the first half of September can be oppressively humid, except for the days when it rains. June is the hottest month in Faisalabad, when conditions are dry and dust storms are common. The coldest month is January, which is also a dry month with significant foggy days. The fog is particularly dense at night and in early morning hours. The winter season starts in November and continues until early February.[2] Spring begins after mid-February and lasts usually until late March, when temperatures begin to rise and conditions become drier and sunnier. The average annual rainfall is only about 375 millimetres (14.8 in), which is highly seasonal since approximately half of the yearly rainfall takes place in July and August during the monsoon season.

Climate data for Faisalabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.6
(79.9)
30.8
(87.4)
37
(99)
44
(111)
47.5
(117.5)
48
(118)
46.1
(115.0)
42
(108)
41.1
(106.0)
40
(104)
36.1
(97.0)
29.2
(84.6)
48
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
22.2
(72.0)
27.4
(81.3)
34.2
(93.6)
39.7
(103.5)
41.0
(105.8)
37.7
(99.9)
36.5
(97.7)
36.6
(97.9)
33.9
(93.0)
28.2
(82.8)
22.1
(71.8)
31.6
(88.9)
Average low °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
7.6
(45.7)
12.6
(54.7)
18.3
(64.9)
24.1
(75.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.9
(82.2)
27.2
(81.0)
24.5
(76.1)
17.7
(63.9)
10.4
(50.7)
6.1
(43.0)
17.4
(63.3)
Record low °C (°F) −4
(25)
−2
(28)
1
(34)
7
(45)
13
(55)
17
(63)
19
(66)
18.6
(65.5)
15.6
(60.1)
9
(48)
2
(36)
−1.3
(29.7)
−4
(25)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
14
(0.6)
9
(0.4)
29
(1.1)
96
(3.8)
97
(3.8)
20
(0.8)
5
(0.2)
2
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
346
(13.6)
Source: [3]

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Weather extremesEdit

The temperature of the city has reached a summer maximum record temperature of 48.0 °C (118.4 °F), which was observed on 9 June 1947 and again on 26 May 2010.[4] An extreme minimum temperature of −4.0 °C (24.8 °F) was recorded on 15 January 1978. The record 24-hour rainfall stands at a massive 264.2 millimetres (10.40 in) recorded on 5 September 1961, which is roughly 70 percent of the city's annual average rainfall. The highest wind gust ever recorded in Faisalabad occurred during a severe dust-thunderstorm on 2 June 2000, when the maximum wind speed reached 151 kilometres per hour (94 mph; 82 kn).[5]

WindEdit

Apart from temperature and rainfall records, the winds in Faisalabad are generally light. The city lies in an area with low wind speeds. Westerly breeze dominates the afternoons, while the nights are calm. South east / easterly winds are common here during the monsoon season. Faisalabad, being in the plains, can experience severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts that can be damaging to its crops.

Faisalabad
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: World Meteorological Organization

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Faisalabad - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b Faisalabad: it's Pakistan Archived 2010-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Faisalbad Climate Data". Archived from the original on June 13, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2010-09-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://rmcpunjab.pmd.gov.pk/P-historical.html