The best times to visit Bishkek for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

August 13th 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.

 

 


Other Bishkek Travel Info

Weather in Bishkek

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bishkek vary drastically. 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 53rd 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 Bishkek, 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 92.4°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.8°F (19.3°C) at night.

Bishkek Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bishkek 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.

Bishkek Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bishkek Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bishkek 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 37.6 27 18
Feb 38.1 29.5 21.7
Mar 54.5 44.2 33.5
Apr 67.2 56.9 45.2
May 77 65.8 53.2
Jun 86.7 74.4 61.2
Jul 91.3 78.7 65
Aug 89.6 76.4 62.6
Sep 78.4 66 52.7
Oct 64.9 53.3 42
Nov 50.4 39.8 30.9
Dec 38.8 28.8 20.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.1 -2.8 -7.8
Feb 3.4 -1.4 -5.7
Mar 12.5 6.8 0.8
Apr 19.6 13.8 7.3
May 25 18.8 11.8
Jun 30.4 23.6 16.2
Jul 32.9 25.9 18.3
Aug 32 24.7 17
Sep 25.8 18.9 11.5
Oct 18.3 11.8 5.6
Nov 10.2 4.3 -0.6
Dec 3.8 -1.8 -6.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bishkek are January, March, and then June. 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 April with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Bishkek? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bishkek is often around around February 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bishkek (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 0% 4.1 0
Feb 1% 2.7 0
Mar 0% 2.1 0
Apr 1% 0 0.3
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 2.5 0
Dec 0% 3.1 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 10.4 0
Feb 1 6.9 0
Mar 0 5.3 0
Apr 1 0 0.8
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 6.4 0
Dec 0 7.9 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Bishkek has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (23.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (65.5%).

Wind in Bishkek is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 3.1 knots (3.6 MPH or 5.7 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 6.9 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.1 Barely noticeable 4.1 Light breeze
Feb 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.4 Light breeze
Mar 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
May 3 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Aug 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Sep 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Oct 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.3 Light breeze
Nov 2.1 Barely noticeable 4 Light breeze
Dec 2.1 Barely noticeable 3.7 Barely noticeable

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.7%
Feb 65.5%
Mar 53.3%
Apr 45.8%
May 40.3%
Jun 30.2%
Jul 23.5%
Aug 23.6%
Sep 28.8%
Oct 44%
Nov 57.5%
Dec 61%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bishkek?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the Kyrgyzstan; 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 Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 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 Bishkek 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

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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 17.7 in February means 17.7% of the tourists vs. October.

 

 

Overall Bishkek Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 42°F (5.6°C) with 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 least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bishkek, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 44.9°F (7.2°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 Bishkek to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42°F (5.6°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°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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