A Google search on "winter weather Afghanistan" gives lots of information. Here are bits from the first site: hot, dry summers as high as 120 degrees. Kabul, at 5,876 feet, can have 25 inches of snow on the ground in February. Firewood is scarce because the country has been ravaged by deforestation. "People will walk for miles for bits of brush they can burn." no mild sea breezes to ease sizzling summer heat or temper frigid winter cold. Towering mountains block most moisture - Only the country's eastern fringes experience summer monsoon winds carrying moist air off the Arabian Sea. mountains create windstorms, furnace-like gusts that blow from June to September. They sometimes carry enough grit to degrade and corrode lubricated joints on vehicles and other machines. Normally, northern farmers would be planting major crops, including winter wheat and poppies immediately after the first October rains. Those rains have not come for 3 years. And there is no precipitation in the extended forecast.