The best times to visit Almaty for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

August 13th to September 16th

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

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Almaty Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Almaty

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Almaty vary somewhat and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 78 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Almaty, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-July where highs are regularly around 68.9°F (20.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.6°F (9.2°C) at night.

    Almaty Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Almaty Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Almaty Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Almaty Perceived Temperature (C)

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    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Almaty 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 30.8 19.4 11.5
    Feb 36.8 26.6 19.1
    Mar 51 39.6 29.3
    Apr 67.1 55 42.4
    May 77.4 65 51.9
    Jun 85.8 72.4 58.4
    Jul 91.2 77.4 62.6
    Aug 88.3 73.8 58.7
    Sep 76.4 62.4 47.9
    Oct 62.4 50 39
    Nov 45.5 35.6 27.8
    Dec 33.9 23.8 16.1

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan -0.7 -7 -11.4
    Feb 2.7 -3 -7.2
    Mar 10.6 4.2 -1.5
    Apr 19.5 12.8 5.8
    May 25.2 18.3 11.1
    Jun 29.9 22.4 14.7
    Jul 32.9 25.2 17
    Aug 31.3 23.2 14.8
    Sep 24.7 16.9 8.8
    Oct 16.9 10 3.9
    Nov 7.5 2 -2.3
    Dec 1.1 -4.6 -8.8

     

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Almaty has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is July (27.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (79.8%).

    Wind in Almaty is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by July and June. April’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.3 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 3.1 light air 6.3 a light breeze
    Feb 3.3 light air 6.5 a light breeze
    Mar 4.2 a light breeze 8.7 a light breeze
    Apr 4.5 a light breeze 8.9 a gentle breeze
    May 4.1 a light breeze 8.3 a light breeze
    Jun 4.3 a light breeze 8.5 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.3 a light breeze 8.5 a light breeze
    Aug 4 a light breeze 7.5 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4 a light breeze 7.6 a light breeze
    Oct 3.4 light air 6.8 a light breeze
    Nov 3.3 light air 6.6 a light breeze
    Dec 3.2 light air 6.5 a light breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 79.8
    Feb 78.8
    Mar 63.2
    Apr 51.6
    May 46.1
    Jun 36.3
    Jul 27.2
    Aug 29.4
    Sep 33.7
    Oct 57.9
    Nov 75.8
    Dec 78.1

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Almaty?

    As of 6/20/2017 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.
     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Almaty, Kazakhstan is October, followed by July and November. 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 Almaty in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

    Estimated Tourism by Month

     

    Most Popular Months to Visit

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 17.7 in February means 17.7% of the tourists vs. October.

    Overall Almaty Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.4°F (16.3°C) and 29.5°F (-1.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Summer (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is busy season for tourism in Almaty, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 59.5°F (15.3°C) and 30.5°F (-0.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is far too cold this time of year in Almaty to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29.4°F (-1.4°C) and 21°F (-6.1°C). These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

     

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