North Salang

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North Salang
North Salang is located in Afghanistan
North Salang
North Salang
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°19′01″N 69°01′01″E / 35.317°N 69.017°E / 35.317; 69.017Coordinates: 35°19′01″N 69°01′01″E / 35.317°N 69.017°E / 35.317; 69.017
Country  Afghanistan
Province Baghlan Province
District Khinjan District
Elevation 11,040 ft (3,365 m)
Time zone + 4.30

North Salang or Sālangi Shamāli (Persian: سالنگ شمالی‎‎, Pashto: شمالي سالنګ‎) is a village at an altitude of 3,365 meters in the Khinjan District of Baghlan Province in north-eastern Afghanistan,[1] to the northern side of the Salang Tunnel.

Climate[edit]

North Salang has an altitude-influenced subarctic climate (Köppen Dsc), bordering on a tundra climate (Köppen ET) with cool to mild summers and very cold winters. Precipitation is significantly higher than in much of the rest of Afghanistan due to North Salang's location on the windward side of the Hindukush mountain range, and mostly falls in the form of snow.

Climate data for North Salang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
3.8
(38.8)
9.5
(49.1)
11.6
(52.9)
15.5
(59.9)
20.5
(68.9)
22.1
(71.8)
20.7
(69.3)
18.0
(64.4)
16.0
(60.8)
10.2
(50.4)
6.5
(43.7)
22.1
(71.8)
Average high °C (°F) −6.6
(20.1)
−5.3
(22.5)
−1.1
(30)
3.8
(38.8)
7.2
(45)
12.2
(54)
14.3
(57.7)
13.5
(56.3)
9.6
(49.3)
5.4
(41.7)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
4.08
(39.35)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.3
(13.5)
−9.5
(14.9)
−5.4
(22.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
2.9
(37.2)
7.5
(45.5)
9.7
(49.5)
8.6
(47.5)
4.7
(40.5)
0.7
(33.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
−7.8
(18)
−0.25
(31.57)
Average low °C (°F) −18.7
(−1.7)
−13.1
(8.4)
−8.4
(16.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.4
(38.1)
5.6
(42.1)
4.5
(40.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−2.6
(27.3)
−7.5
(18.5)
−10.9
(12.4)
−4.27
(24.32)
Record low °C (°F) −30.3
(−22.5)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−27.8
(−18)
−16.1
(3)
−11.0
(12.2)
−7.0
(19.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
−8.9
(16)
−15.6
(3.9)
−19.8
(−3.6)
−26.8
(−16.2)
−30.3
(−22.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 108.7
(4.28)
142.0
(5.591)
185.9
(7.319)
197.8
(7.787)
123.7
(4.87)
10.0
(0.394)
6.8
(0.268)
6.7
(0.264)
7.5
(0.295)
30.2
(1.189)
68.4
(2.693)
104.3
(4.106)
992
(39.056)
Average rainy days 0 0 1 3 7 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 20
Average snowy days 13 15 18 15 10 1 0 0 1 6 8 11 98
Average relative humidity (%) 64 69 71 74 71 58 53 54 58 60 59 61 62.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 112.8 105.8 128.4 154.5 215.1 269.9 287.6 276.6 226.5 184.3 149.4 118.5 2,229.4
Source: NOAA (1960-1983) [2]

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