The best times to visit Aktau for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

August 20th to October 14th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Aktau Travel Info

Weather in Aktau

Temperature

Average temperatures in Aktau vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Aktau, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 95.2°F (35.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.3°F (20.7°C) at night.

Aktau Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Aktau Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Aktau Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Aktau Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 35.2 27.5 19.9
Feb 37.5 29.2 20.9
Mar 50.9 41.6 31.7
Apr 62.8 53 42.2
May 77.4 66.7 55
Jun 88.8 78 65
Jul 92.8 81.7 68.8
Aug 91.5 79.9 66.8
Sep 80.4 68.8 56
Oct 65.3 54.3 42.9
Nov 50.6 41.4 32.5
Dec 40.5 33.5 26.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.8 -2.5 -6.7
Feb 3.1 -1.6 -6.2
Mar 10.5 5.3 -0.2
Apr 17.1 11.7 5.7
May 25.2 19.3 12.8
Jun 31.6 25.6 18.3
Jul 33.8 27.6 20.4
Aug 33.1 26.6 19.3
Sep 26.9 20.4 13.3
Oct 18.5 12.4 6.1
Nov 10.3 5.2 0.3
Dec 4.7 0.8 -2.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Aktau are February, May, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Aktau? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Aktau is often around around January 29th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Aktau.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Aktau (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 2.1 0
Feb 0% 4.7 0
Mar 1% 0.8 0
Apr 1% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0.5
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0.1
Nov 1% 0 0.2
Dec 0% 0.9 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 5.3 0
Feb 0 11.9 0
Mar 1 2 0
Apr 1 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 1.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0.3
Nov 1 0 0.5
Dec 0 2.3 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Aktau has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (31.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73.8%).

Wind in Aktau is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and April. December’s average wind speed of around 11.6 knots (13.3 MPH or 21.5 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 20.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Aktau.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Feb 11.4 Significant breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Mar 10.8 Gentle breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Apr 10.8 Gentle breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
May 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Jun 10.1 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Jul 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.2 Strong breeze
Aug 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Sep 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Oct 9.6 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Nov 9.9 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
Dec 11.6 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.8%
Feb 67.3%
Mar 60.1%
Apr 51.8%
May 45.7%
Jun 34.8%
Jul 31.7%
Aug 31.7%
Sep 33.9%
Oct 45.2%
Nov 62.2%
Dec 68%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Aktau?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Kazakhstan; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Aktau, Kazakhstan is June, followed by May and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Aktau in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 41 in November means 41% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Aktau Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 83°F (28.3°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Aktau, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Aktau to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 32.3°F (0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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