The best times to visit Samarkand for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 17th
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.
Samarkand Travel Guide
Other Samarkand Travel Info
Weather in Samarkand
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)
Samarkand 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.
Samarkand Perceived Temperature (F)
Samarkand Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Samarkand (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.