The Frontier Region Kohat (often abbreviated as FR Kohat) is a small administrative unit in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The region is named after Kohat District which lies to the south and also borders Peshawar District to the north, Nowshera District to the east and Orakzai Agency to the west. It is administered by the district coordination officer (DCO) of Kohat District. The overall administration of the Frontier Regions is carried out by the FATA Secretariat based in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
Geography and climate
The region is very hilly, with average heights of 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level.
The climate of Kohat and surroundings is hot from May to September. June is the hottest month. The mean, maximum and minimum temperature recorded during June is about 40° C and 27° C respectively. A pleasant change in the weather is noted from October onwards, up till February. The winter is cold and severe. In winter a wrong west wind known as “Hangu Breeze” often blows down the Miranzai valley towards Kohat for weeks. The mean maximum and minimum temperature, recorded during the month of January, is about 18° C and 6" C respectively.
The rainfall is received throughout the year. The monsoon rain is received from May to October. August is the rainiest month, with an average of about 114 mm. The winter rain occurs from November to April. The highest winter rainfall is received in the month of March. The average annual rainfall is about 638 mm. The maximum humidity has been recorded in the month of August during summer season and in December during the winter season.