The best times to visit Almaty for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 8th
August 6th to October 7th
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 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 Almaty, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 93°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°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)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Almaty are February, March, and then October. 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 early June with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Almaty? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Almaty is often around around March 12th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Almaty.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Almaty (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Almaty has some very humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (22.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.7%).
Wind in Almaty is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and July. May’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.1 knots, which is considered a moderate 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. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Feb||3||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||10.1||Light breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|May||5.9||Light breeze||11.9||Light breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||11.1||Light breeze|
|Aug||5.3||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||9.8||Light breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Almaty?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 35.4°F (1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. 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. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Almaty, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 39.6°F (4.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. 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 35.5°F (1.9°C) and 26.8°F (-2.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.