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Samarkand vs Zaranj Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Samarkand, Uzbekistan and Zaranj, Afghanistan is approximately 1,065 km or 662 mi.
  • To reach Samarkand in this distance one would set out from Zaranj bearing 24.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Samarkand bearing 27.3° or NNE .
  • Samarkand has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Zaranj has a subtropical hot desert climate (BWh).
  • Samarkand is in or near the cool temperate desert scrub biome whereas Zaranj is in or near the subtropical desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 7.8 °C (14°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.9 °C (5.2°F) less in Samarkand. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 303.5 mm (11.9 in) more which is equivalent to 303.5 l/m² (7.45 US gal/ft²) or 3,035,000 l/ha (324,462 US gal/ac) more. About 6 8/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 8.6° lower in Samarkand than in Zaranj.
  • Relative humidity levels are 18% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.7°C (3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Samarkand relative to Zaranj. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Zaranj vs Samarkand.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (-15) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -12 (-21) -11 (-20) -11 (-19) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -10 (-18) -8 (-15) -9 (-15) -10 (-18)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -6 (-11) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -9 (-16) -8 (-15) -8 (-14) -9 (-17) -6 (-10) -5 (-10) -8 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-6) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -6 (-10) -7 (-13) -9 (-16) -10 (-17) -9 (-16) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -2 (-3) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +24 (+1) +29 (+1) +60 (+2) +61 (+2) +32 (+1) +4 (+0) +4 (+0) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) +23 (+1) +27 (+1) +36 (+1) +304 (+12)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 41' -0h 25' -0h 04' +0h 17' +0h 36' +0h 46' +0h 42' +0h 25' +0h 03' -0h 18' -0h 37' -0h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -8.7 -8.6 -8.6 -8.7 -8.7 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -8.7 -8.5 -8.6 -8.6   -8.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +18 +23 +26 +24 +18 +13 +14 +13 +14 +18 +17 +18   +18
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.6 (-3) -2 (-4) -0.8 (-1) -1.2 (-2) -2.4 (-4) -2.2 (-4) -1.5 (-3) -1.5 (-3) -1.8 (-3) -3.2 (-6) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1.7 (-3)

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