The best times to visit Kazakhstan for ideal weather are
April 30th 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.
Kazakhstan Travel Guide
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Weather in Kazakhstan
Average temperatures in Kazakhstan 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 55th 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 Kazakhstan, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 87.6°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°C) at night.
Kazakhstan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kazakhstan 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.
Kazakhstan Perceived Temperature (F)
Kazakhstan Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan are February, March, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid April. For example, on the week of April 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Kazakhstan? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kazakhstan is often around around October 1st 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 Kazakhstan.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kazakhstan (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
Kazakhstan has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (35% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (69.9%).
Wind in Kazakhstan is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kazakhstan.
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||6||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.3||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||7||Gentle breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.9||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|May||6.9||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.3||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.1||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.9||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.2||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.5||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kazakhstan?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kazakhstan is October, followed by June and August. 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 Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.5°F (26.9°C) and 27.6°F (-2.4°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 moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kazakhstan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 77.2°F (25.1°C) and 31.7°F (-0.2°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 second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Kazakhstan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.5°F (-1.9°C) and 15.2°F (-9.3°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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