Naran (town)

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Naran

ناران
Naran Town
Naran Town
Naran is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Naran
Naran
Naran is located in Pakistan
Naran
Naran
Coordinates: 34°54′22″N 73°38′58″E / 34.90611°N 73.64944°E / 34.90611; 73.64944Coordinates: 34°54′22″N 73°38′58″E / 34.90611°N 73.64944°E / 34.90611; 73.64944
CountryPakistanPakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictMansehra
Elevation
2,409 m (7,904 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Highways N-15

Naran (Urdu: ناران ‎) is a medium-sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Mansehra city at the altitude of 2,409 meters (7,904 ft).It is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) from Babusar Top.

Weather[edit]

The surrounding Kaghan Valley
A view over the town

Naran has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification Dfb).[1] There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. However the trend is changing due to climate change within the region, as for the last few years Naran is receiving less snowfall. Naran is a famous summer destination as people enjoy low temperatures however it is rising each year. A few years back, Naran roads were only accessible in June but now within the last three years Naran has been accessible even in late April as roads are cleared from snow due to very less snowfall. Moreover, Naran remains busy in summer and trends shows that Naran has been getting visitors till late December. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average annual temperature in Naran is 10.1 °C. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet.

Climate data for Naran, Kaghan Valley
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
15
(59)
21
(70)
30
(86)
35
(95)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
34
(93)
31
(88)
19
(66)
15
(59)
32
(90)
Average high °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
3.5
(38.3)
8.3
(46.9)
14.4
(57.9)
19.4
(66.9)
24.6
(76.3)
25.2
(77.4)
24.3
(75.7)
21.7
(71.1)
17.4
(63.3)
11.6
(52.9)
4
(39)
14.5
(58.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
−2
(28)
3.3
(37.9)
10
(50)
14.1
(57.4)
18.9
(66)
19.8
(67.6)
19.3
(66.7)
16.2
(61.2)
11.9
(53.4)
6.6
(43.9)
1.5
(34.7)
9.8
(49.6)
Average low °C (°F) −6
(21)
−4
(25)
0
(32)
5.6
(42.1)
8.9
(48)
13.3
(55.9)
14.5
(58.1)
14.4
(57.9)
10.8
(51.4)
6.4
(43.5)
1.7
(35.1)
−4
(25)
5.1
(41.3)
Record low °C (°F) −18
(0)
−11
(12)
−8
(18)
−3
(27)
−2
(28)
5
(41)
11
(52)
11
(52)
6
(43)
−1
(30)
−11
(12)
−17
(1)
−18
(0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59
(2.32)
72
(2.83)
94
(3.7)
101
(3.98)
79
(3.11)
48
(1.89)
102
(4.02)
107
(4.21)
56
(2.2)
37
(1.46)
18
(0.71)
30
(1.18)
803
(31.61)
Average rainy days 5 9 10 10 10 8 8 8 5 5 3 5 86
Average snowy days 14 7 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 47
Source #1: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 2409m)[1]
Source #2: My Weather 2[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Naran". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  2. ^ "Weather". Retrieved 30 August 2017.