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Usual weather in Kazakhstan

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Kazakhstan? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Kazakhstan

The climate of Kazakhstan is continental, you can expect cold winters and hot summers. The climate can also be described as arid or semiarid. In winter you can expect snow, sometimes a lot of the snow.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Aksu Zhabagly, Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Almaty Province, Altai, Aral, Astana, Atyrau, Baikonur, Balkhash, Beyneu, Burabay National Park, Caspian Basin, Central Highlands, Chimbulak, Karaganda, Karkaraly National Park, Kazakh Desert, Kazakhstani North, Kokshetau, Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve, Naurzum State Nature Reserve, Oral, Pavlodar, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Temirtau, Turkestan, Ust Kamenogorsk.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is -12.3 ℃ (9.86 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -21.7 ℃ (-7.06 ℉). The most rainy month here is July, the average number of rainy days is 11.7. The least rainy month here is February, the average number of rainy days is 3.2.

When travelling to some places in Kazakhstan, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Khan Tangiri Shyngy (Pik Khan-Tengri) (6995 m) and the lowest point is Vpadina Kaundy (-132 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Kazakhstan. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December


January

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in January is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in January is -12.3 ℃ (9.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -21.7 ℃ (-7.06 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -10.85 ℃ (12.47 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -11.85 ℃ (10.67 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 3.9. The average rainfall is 17 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 7:57 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:23 and at the end of the month 9:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in February is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in February is -11.4 ℃ (11.48 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -21.1 ℃ (-5.98 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -11.85 ℃ (10.67 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -8.1 ℃ (17.42 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 3.2. The average rainfall is 15.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:58 and at the end of the month 10:55.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in March is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in March is -4.8 ℃ (23.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -15 ℃ (5 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -8.1 ℃ (17.42 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.45 ℃ (36.41 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 3.3. The average rainfall is 15 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:55 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:54 and at the end of the month 12:52.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in April is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in April is 9.7 ℃ (49.46 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -2.2 ℃ (28.04 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.45 ℃ (36.41 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.5 ℃ (58.1 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 5.3. The average rainfall is 21.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:52 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:50 and at the end of the month 14:45.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in May is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in May is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.9 ℃ (42.62 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.5 ℃ (58.1 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 8.4. The average rainfall is 33.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:45 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:34 and at the end of the month 16:11.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in June is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in June is 25.5 ℃ (77.9 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 11.2 ℃ (52.16 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.4 ℃ (72.32 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.55 ℃ (79.79 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 10.7. The average rainfall is 32.3 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:11 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:32 and at the end of the month 16:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in July is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in July is 27.6 ℃ (81.68 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.55 ℃ (79.79 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 11.7. The average rainfall is 53.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:09 and at the end of the month 15:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in August is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in August is 25 ℃ (77 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.9 ℃ (51.62 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.75 ℃ (71.15 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 9.9. The average rainfall is 35.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:43 and at the end of the month 13:48.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in September is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in September is 18.5 ℃ (65.3 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.3 ℃ (41.54 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.75 ℃ (71.15 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 6.8. The average rainfall is 24.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:51 and at the end of the month 11:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in October is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in October is 8.7 ℃ (47.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.9 ℃ (28.58 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13.6 ℃ (56.48 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.95 ℃ (37.31 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 7.5. The average rainfall is 30.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:55 and at the end of the month 9:59.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in November is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in November is -2.8 ℃ (26.96 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -11.1 ℃ (12.02 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 2.95 ℃ (37.31 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -6.1 ℃ (21.02 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 4.8. The average rainfall is 20.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:59 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:07 and at the end of the month 8:25.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Kazakhstan in December is this: The average highest temperature in Kazakhstan in December is -9.4 ℃ (15.08 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -18.4 ℃ (-1.12 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -6.1 ℃ (21.02 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around -10.85 ℃ (12.47 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 3.9. The average rainfall is 20 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:25 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 7:58 and at the end of the month 7:53.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Kazakhstan in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Almatytemperature: - highest temperature: 0.6 ℃ (33.08 ℉)lowest temperature: -8.4 ℃ (16.88 ℉)rainfall: 37.2mmrainy days: 8.9
Astanatemperature: - highest temperature: -9.4 ℃ (15.08 ℉)lowest temperature: -18.4 ℃ (-1.12 ℉)rainfall: 20mmrainy days: 3.9




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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