There are four distinct seasons typified by extreme seasonal heat and cold. A pleasant spring (March to May), a hot summer (June to Mid-September), a cool autumn (Mid-September to November) and a cold winter (December to February).
Rain can fall any time in the mountains, but most precipitation occurs from December to May, with the peak in March. District Ghizer being the most north side of the Pakistan, it receives little monsoonal rain from June to September. The temperature varies with elevation, with a marked difference in the day time and night time temperatures in all seasons. Temperature generally fall 6.2 c for each 1000 m rise in elevation. During the summer the hot days get around 35c while in winter it gets -10c.
Many rivers rise dramatically during summer, carrying 20 times more water than in winter. This is not due to rainfall, but rather to melting glacier and snow.