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Climate of Kazakhstan

Climate of Kazakhstan: what to wear on a trip

If you go to Kazakhstan, know that the climate here is sharply continental, and therefore capricious and unpredictable. It has hot, arid summers, capricious spring and autumn, and cold winters with blizzards and snowstorms. 

For example, the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the world's second "coldest" capital after Mongolia's Ulaanbaatar. Despite the fact that the capital is located approximately in the same time zone as London, be sure to take something warm with you when you go to Nur-Sultan. And the warm clothes may come in handy even in summer. In winter, you just can't do without a good down jacket. At the height of winter, temperatures can drop to -57°C (-70,6°F) (the official temperature record of Nur-Sultan). And be prepared for strong winds: blizzards, the speed of which sometimes exceeds 40 m/s (131.23 fps), are not uncommon here. Such winds bring sand and dust in summer and snow in winter.

In Almaty, the most popular city for tourists, the climate is more gentle and sunny. It is hot in summer, with a lot of precipitation in spring and fall, and winters are sometimes very snowy. On average, it is 6-7 degrees warmer here than in the capital. There are no difficulties with winds, too, and the air temperature in the foothills of Almaty may differ significantly from those in the plains.

In the desert regions of Kazakhstan, the weather is variable, as in any desert. In summer, the air temperature can reach + 50°C (122°F) during the day and drop to zero at night.

In the south, winters are much warmer; on average, winter temperatures stay close to zero, with slight frosts, down to minus -10°C (14°F). It is enough to bring a light waterproof winter jacket with you. There is not much snowfall here, except for the mountainous regions of Tien Shan and Dzungarian Alatau, where there is plenty of snow.

But the summers are very hot here: the temperature sometimes rises above 40°C (104°F). There is very little precipitation in summer, even droughts occur. In the central and northern regions, summers are cooler, but even here it's +30°C (86°F) in July and August. Panama or cap for a summer traveler is a must-have closet item.

Because of the great climatic diversity, we give you a table of average temperatures in the largest settlements of Kazakhstan. The data are taken on the basis of observations of the climate over the past 10-15 years. You can also use this data to project the approximate temperature of the nearest areas and settlements to the cities.

Cities are ranked by the highest to the lowest average annual temperature.

Table of average monthly and annual temperatures in the largest cities of Kazakhstan

City

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Annual average

Aktau

1,4

2,2

6,3

14,2

22,1

26,5

29,3

28,1

23,7

16,2

9,2

3,3

15,2

Shymkent

0,1

1,1

8,8

14,5

20,3

24,7

26,6

26,1

20,8

13,6

6,5

1,5

13,7

Taraz

−3,1

−1,6

4,4

11,9

17,5

23,1

25,4

23,8

17,8

10,5

4

−1,5

11,1

Kyzylorda

−6,8

−5

2,7

13,3

20,3

26,1

27,8

25,7

18,6

10,2

1,9

−4,7

10,8

Almaty

-4,7

-3

-3,4

11,5

16,6

21,6

23,8

23

17,6

9,9

2,7

-2,8

10

Atyrau

−6,4

−6,3

0,8

11,2

18,4

24,5

26,8

24,8

18

9,7

1,3

−4,3

9,9

Baikonur

−9,6

−8,7

−0,6

11,4

19,4

24,8

27,2

24,4

17,9

8,2

0,3

−5,8

9,1

Taldykorgan

-9,6

-8,4

-0,1

9,8

16,3

20,8

23,3

21,7

16,2

8,4

0

-6

7,7

Uralsk

−10,4

−10,6

−4,1

7,9

15,7

21

22,9

20,9

14,4

6,3

−2

−8,2

6,2

Zhezkazgan

−13

−12,3

−4,5

8,6

16,2

22,6

24,4

22,5

15,2

6,3

−2,8

−10,2

6,1

Aktobe

−12,3

−11,9

−5,4

7

14,9

20,9

22,7

20,7

14

5,7

−3,2

−9,7

5,3

Semey

−14,2

−13,3

−5,8

6,6

14,8

20,1

21,7

19,5

12,7

5,2

−4,3

−11,1

4,3

Karaganda

−12,9

−12,7

−6,2

5,6

13,3

18,9

20,4

18,6

12,2

4,4

−4,8

−11

3,8

Nur-Sultan

-14,2

-14,1

-7,1

5,2

13,9

19,5

20,8

18,8

12,3

4,6

-5,4

-12,1

3,5

Kostanay

−14,5

−14

−7,3

5,4

13,8

19,9

20,9

18,8

12,5

4,8

−5,5

−12,3

3,5

Kokshetau

−14

−14,5

−7

5,5

13,8

19,5

20,5

18,5

12,5

4,8

−5,3

−11,5

3,5

Pavlodar

−19,3

−16,6

−5,7

7,6

14

20

21,5

18,9

13

5,7

−3,3

−13,8

3,5

Ust-Kamenogorsk

−16

−14

−8

6

12

18

20

16

11

4

−4

−10

2,9

Petropavlovsk

−18,6

−14,9

−8

3,6

12,7

18,4

24,8

16,7

10,6

3,5

−8

−13,6

2,2

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