Astore

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Astore
Astore is located in Gilgit Baltistan
Astore
Astore
Coordinates: 35°13′N 74°31′E / 35.22°N 74.51°E / 35.22; 74.51
Country Pakistan
Province Gilgit Baltistan
District Astore
Elevation 2,546 m (8,353 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Climate Dsb

Astore, also spelt Astor, is a city 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]

The Astore-Burzul Road, linking Gilgit to Srinagar was closed in 1978.[2]

Climate[edit]

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)
30.1
(86.2)
35.0
(95)
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)
4.3
(39.7)
8.9
(48)
15.0
(59)
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)
−5.3
(22.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.9
(39)
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)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.1
(34)
6.5
(43.7)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.1
(30)
−1.7
(28.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−16.1
(3)
−21
(−6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 42.4
(1.669)
48.5
(1.909)
78.2
(3.079)
87.6
(3.449)
65.6
(2.583)
22.8
(0.898)
22.9
(0.902)
24.1
(0.949)
21.9
(0.862)
23.8
(0.937)
16.4
(0.646)
29.1
(1.146)
401.8
(15.819)
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location of Astor - Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ http://www.jammu-kashmir.com/archives/archives2004/kashmir20040327b.html
  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