The best times to visit Karakol for ideal weather are

January 22nd to April 15th

or

July 30th to November 18th

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

 

 


Other Karakol Travel Info

Weather in Karakol

Temperature

Average temperatures in Karakol vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Karakol, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 55.7°F (13.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 34°F (1.1°C) at night.

Karakol Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Karakol 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.

Karakol Perceived Temperature (F)

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Karakol Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Karakol 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 10 -2.1 -13.1
Feb 13.8 2.6 -8.7
Mar 24.5 13.5 1.4
Apr 35.2 25.6 14.9
May 41.8 32.6 23.5
Jun 47.3 38 29.6
Jul 52.8 42.2 32.2
Aug 51.9 41.1 31
Sep 44.8 34.2 24.3
Oct 33.7 23.3 13.2
Nov 22.1 10.7 0.8
Dec 12.5 0.9 -9.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -12.2 -18.9 -25.1
Feb -10.1 -16.3 -22.6
Mar -4.2 -10.3 -17
Apr 1.8 -3.6 -9.5
May 5.4 0.3 -4.7
Jun 8.5 3.3 -1.3
Jul 11.6 5.7 0.1
Aug 11.1 5.1 -0.6
Sep 7.1 1.2 -4.3
Oct 0.9 -4.8 -10.4
Nov -5.5 -11.8 -17.3
Dec -10.8 -17.3 -22.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Karakol are November, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Karakol? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Karakol is often around around December 3rd 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 Karakol.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Karakol (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 3% 4.1 0.7
Feb 2% 4.5 0.4
Mar 4% 4.9 0.3
Apr 5% 1.5 1.1
May 8% 1.8 1.4
Jun 14% 2 1.6
Jul 10% 2.8 1.2
Aug 6% 0 0.7
Sep 6% 2.6 0.7
Oct 5% 3.2 0.4
Nov 1% 2.3 0.4
Dec 3% 3.4 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 10.4 1.8
Feb 2 11.4 1
Mar 4 12.4 0.8
Apr 5 3.8 2.8
May 8 4.6 3.6
Jun 14 5.1 4.1
Jul 10 7.1 3
Aug 6 0 1.8
Sep 6 6.6 1.8
Oct 5 8.1 1
Nov 1 5.8 1
Dec 3 8.6 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Karakol has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (58.5%).

Wind in Karakol is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by July and May. September’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.1 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 to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 8.5 Light breeze
Apr 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.1 Light breeze 10.7 Light breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 11 Light breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 11.8 Light breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.9 Light breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.4%
Feb 52%
Mar 51.4%
Apr 50.2%
May 54.6%
Jun 58.5%
Jul 52.9%
Aug 53.9%
Sep 52.6%
Oct 52.6%
Nov 50.8%
Dec 49.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Karakol?

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 Karakol, 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 Karakol 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 Karakol Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 45.3°F (7.4°C) and 16.5°F (-8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Karakol, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 46.8°F (8.2°C) and 18.7°F (-7.4°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Karakol to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 16.7°F (-8.5°C) and 8.7°F (-12.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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