The best times to visit Almaty for ideal weather are
April 23rd to June 17th
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.
Almaty Travel Guide
Weather in Almaty
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)
Almaty Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Almaty Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.