Naran (town)

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Naran
ناران
Town
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
Country PakistanPakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra
Elevation 2,409 m (7,904 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
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. Naran is last town in Manshera and has link to Babusar Top which is main point in coming days for CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor )[1] that will boost economic as well as tourism activities in Naran as well as Whole Pakistan.

Weather[edit]

The surrounding Kaghan Valley
A view over the town

In Naran, the climate is subtropical highland (Cfb).[2] There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. However, trend is changing due to climate changes in region, for last few years Naran is receiving less Snowfall. Naran is famous summer destinations as people find low temperatures but temperature is rising each year. Few years back, Naran roads were only accessible in June but now last three years Naran can be reached even in End 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. Following is the weather history of Naran.[3]

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)[2]
Source #2: My Weather 2[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hussain, Ejaz. "CPEC". Pakistan Tour And Travel. Ejaz Hussain. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Naran". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Weather". Retrieved 30 August 2017.