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Mashhad vs Mazar-E-Sharif Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mashhad, Iran and Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan is approximately 678 km or 421 mi.
  • To reach Mashhad in this distance one would set out from Mazar-E-Sharif bearing 268.2° or W and follow the great circles arc to approach Mashhad bearing 263.7° or W .
  • Both have a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • Mashhad is in or near the cool temperate desert scrub biome whereas Mazar-E-Sharif is in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.7 °C (6.7°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4 °C (7.2°F) less in Mashhad. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 69.3 mm (2.7 in) more which is equivalent to 69.3 l/m² (1.7 US gal/ft²) or 693,000 l/ha (74,086 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.4° higher in Mashhad than in Mazar-E-Sharif.
  • Relative humidity levels are 3.8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 1.5°C (2.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Mashhad relative to Mazar-E-Sharif. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Mazar-E-Sharif vs Mashhad.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (-5) -3 (-5) -3 (-6) -4 (-7) -5 (-9) -5 (-10) -7 (-12) -5 (-10) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -1 (-3) -3 (-5) -4 (-7)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) +8 (+0) +21 (+1) +14 (+1) +3 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +1 (+0) +7 (+0) +2 (+0) +5 (+0) +69 (+3)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 02' +0h 01' +0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 01' -0h 02' -0h 02' -0h 01' -0h 00' +0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 02'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +0.4 +0.4 +0.5 +0.4 +0.4 +0.5 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4 +0.4   +0.4
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -4 -3 -2 -2 +6 +10 +9 +10 +11 +12 +2 -3   +3.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.8 (-5) -3 (-5) -3.4 (-6) -4.1 (-7) -2.6 (-5) +0.1 (+0) -1 (-2) +0.5 (+1) +1.2 (+2) +0.6 (+1) -0.9 (-2) -2.7 (-5) -1.5 (-3)

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