The best times to visit Kyrgyzstan for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 23rd

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

 

 


Other Kyrgyzstan Travel Info

Weather in Kyrgyzstan

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kyrgyzstan 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 59th 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 Kyrgyzstan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 85.6°F (29.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.1°F (15.6°C) at night.

Kyrgyzstan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kyrgyzstan 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.

Kyrgyzstan Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kyrgyzstan Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kyrgyzstan 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 31.7 21.3 12.1
Feb 34.5 25.3 16.8
Mar 50.2 39.8 29.6
Apr 63.8 52.8 41.4
May 72.6 61.1 49.1
Jun 80.7 68.4 55.7
Jul 84.9 72.3 59.2
Aug 83.5 70.5 57.6
Sep 74.6 61.4 48.7
Oct 61.7 49.1 38.1
Nov 46.8 35.8 26.9
Dec 34.1 24.3 16

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -0.2 -5.9 -11.1
Feb 1.4 -3.7 -8.4
Mar 10.1 4.3 -1.3
Apr 17.7 11.6 5.2
May 22.6 16.2 9.5
Jun 27.1 20.2 13.2
Jul 29.4 22.4 15.1
Aug 28.6 21.4 14.2
Sep 23.7 16.3 9.3
Oct 16.5 9.5 3.4
Nov 8.2 2.1 -2.8
Dec 1.2 -4.3 -8.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kyrgyzstan are November, October, 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 early to mid December. For example, on the week of December 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.

When can you find snow in Kyrgyzstan? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kyrgyzstan is often around around September 24th 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 Kyrgyzstan.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kyrgyzstan (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 1% 3.5 0.2
Feb 1% 3.8 0.1
Mar 1% 2.7 0.1
Apr 1% 2.4 0.2
May 2% 1.8 0.3
Jun 2% 2 0.2
Jul 1% 2.8 0.2
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 1% 2.6 0.1
Oct 1% 3.2 0.1
Nov 1% 1.8 0.1
Dec 1% 3.1 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 8.9 0.5
Feb 1 9.7 0.3
Mar 1 6.9 0.3
Apr 1 6.1 0.5
May 2 4.6 0.8
Jun 2 5.1 0.5
Jul 1 7.1 0.5
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 1 6.6 0.3
Oct 1 8.1 0.3
Nov 1 4.6 0.3
Dec 1 7.9 0.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Kyrgyzstan has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (33.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (64.6%).

Wind in Kyrgyzstan is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is June, followed by May and July. June’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 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 late May to early June where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.1 Light breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.7 Light breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.1 Light breeze
Oct 3 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Nov 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Dec 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.5%
Feb 64.6%
Mar 55.5%
Apr 47.5%
May 44.7%
Jun 38.6%
Jul 33.2%
Aug 34.2%
Sep 36.5%
Oct 46.5%
Nov 58.2%
Dec 62.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kyrgyzstan?

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 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 Kyrgyzstan 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 Kyrgyzstan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 39.1°F (3.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 comfortable. 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 Kyrgyzstan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 77.5°F (25.3°C) and 42.5°F (5.8°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 Kyrgyzstan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 39.1°F (3.9°C) and 29.9°F (-1.2°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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