The best times to visit Samarkand for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th

or

August 27th to October 28th

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

 

 


Other Samarkand Travel Info

Weather in Samarkand

Temperature

Average temperatures in Samarkand vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Samarkand, 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 95.9°F (35.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.8°F (18.2°C) at night.

Samarkand Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Samarkand 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.

Samarkand Perceived Temperature (F)

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Samarkand Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Samarkand 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 45 34.9 26.3
Feb 46.2 36.7 28.2
Mar 60.2 49.3 38.8
Apr 71.7 60.1 48.8
May 82.5 69.8 56.7
Jun 92.1 78.1 63.1
Jul 94.9 80.5 64.9
Aug 93.2 78.1 62.7
Sep 84.6 69.2 55.3
Oct 71.7 57.5 45.2
Nov 57.1 45.7 35.9
Dec 47.2 36.9 28.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.2 1.6 -3.2
Feb 7.9 2.6 -2.1
Mar 15.7 9.6 3.8
Apr 22.1 15.6 9.3
May 28.1 21 13.7
Jun 33.4 25.6 17.3
Jul 34.9 26.9 18.3
Aug 34 25.6 17.1
Sep 29.2 20.7 12.9
Oct 22.1 14.2 7.3
Nov 13.9 7.6 2.2
Dec 8.4 2.7 -2.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Samarkand are July, August, 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 July. For example, on the week of July 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Samarkand? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late November to early December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Samarkand 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Samarkand (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 14% 2.5 1.4
Feb 25% 2.2 2.4
Mar 21% 2.9 2.9
Apr 21% 0 2.5
May 10% 0 1.5
Jun 3% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 2% 0 0.6
Oct 8% 0 0.8
Nov 15% 2.2 1.8
Dec 15% 2.5 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 6.4 3.6
Feb 25 5.6 6.1
Mar 21 7.4 7.4
Apr 21 0 6.4
May 10 0 3.8
Jun 3 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 2 0 1.5
Oct 8 0 2
Nov 15 5.6 4.6
Dec 15 6.4 3.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Samarkand has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (22.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (64.4%).

Wind in Samarkand is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and March. April’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.7 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.8 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Mar 6.2 Light breeze 13.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 13.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6.1 Light breeze 13.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 12.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.9 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.6%
Feb 64.4%
Mar 55.3%
Apr 50.4%
May 39.3%
Jun 25.7%
Jul 22.6%
Aug 24.5%
Sep 27.4%
Oct 41.3%
Nov 58.2%
Dec 61.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Samarkand?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Uzbekistan; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. 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 Samarkand, Uzbekistan is April, followed by July and February. 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 Samarkand in September. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.5 in September means 56.5% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Samarkand Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Samarkand, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Samarkand to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.2°F (11.2°C) and 42.4°F (5.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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