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 about 65 kilometers (40 mi) away from Babusar Top.[1] It is a popular tourist attraction locally as well as internationally.[2]

Weather[edit]

The surrounding Kaghan Valley
A view over the town

Naran has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification Dfb).[3] There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. However the trend is changing due to climate change within the region, and for the past few years, Naran is receiving lesser snowfall. Naran is a famous summer destination for people who come here from within Pakistan and abroad to enjoy the weather. The temperature, though, is rising. A few years back, Naran was only accessible in June, but for a few years, accessibility is improving, and the roads are drive-able even in early spring. Naran remains busy in summer, starting earlier, and tourism is extending up to late in the fall. 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
(66.0)
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
(48.0)
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
(2.3)
72
(2.8)
94
(3.7)
101
(4.0)
79
(3.1)
48
(1.9)
102
(4.0)
107
(4.2)
56
(2.2)
37
(1.5)
18
(0.7)
30
(1.2)
803
(31.6)
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)[3]
Source #2: My Weather 2[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naran on map". Google Maps. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Top 10 Breathtaking views & Must See Places in Naran Kaghan". narankaghan.pk. 2018-05-29. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  3. ^ a b "Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Naran". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  4. ^ "Weather". Retrieved 30 August 2017.