The best times to visit Semey for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.



Other Semey Travel Info

Weather in Semey


Average temperatures in Semey vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice 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 Semey, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.1°F (15.1°C) at night.

Semey Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Semey Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Semey Perceived Temperature (F)


Semey Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Semey 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 7.9 0.4 -9.5
Feb 10.9 2 -9.5
Mar 30 21.3 10.3
Apr 55.7 44.2 30.9
May 68 56.3 42
Jun 78.1 66.8 53.4
Jul 80.4 69.2 57.2
Aug 77.2 65 52
Sep 65.2 53.1 40.3
Oct 50.3 40.8 31.2
Nov 30.6 24.3 16.6
Dec 14.7 7.9 -2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -13.4 -17.6 -23.1
Feb -11.7 -16.7 -23.1
Mar -1.1 -5.9 -12.1
Apr 13.2 6.8 -0.6
May 20 13.5 5.6
Jun 25.6 19.3 11.9
Jul 26.9 20.7 14
Aug 25.1 18.3 11.1
Sep 18.4 11.7 4.6
Oct 10.2 4.9 -0.4
Nov -0.8 -4.3 -8.6
Dec -9.6 -13.4 -18.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Semey are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Semey (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 4.8 0.4
Feb 3% 5.6 0.4
Mar 8% 4.8 0.8
Apr 8% 2.6 0.7
May 15% 0 1.5
Jun 16% 0 1.7
Jul 18% 0 2.3
Aug 15% 0 1.7
Sep 8% 0 0.9
Oct 12% 1.3 1.2
Nov 15% 2.9 1.3
Dec 8% 3.9 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 12.2 1
Feb 3 14.2 1
Mar 8 12.2 2
Apr 8 6.6 1.8
May 15 0 3.8
Jun 16 0 4.3
Jul 18 0 5.8
Aug 15 0 4.3
Sep 8 0 2.3
Oct 12 3.3 3
Nov 15 7.4 3.3
Dec 8 9.9 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Semey has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (37.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (68.5%).

Wind in Semey is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and March. November’s average wind speed of around 9.5 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.6 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 15.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 6.9 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 7.6 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 12.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.7 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 8.2 Gentle breeze 13 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.8 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.1 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Nov 9.5 Gentle breeze 13.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 9 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.3%
Feb 66.3%
Mar 67.7%
Apr 46.9%
May 37.7%
Jun 43.3%
Jul 51.9%
Aug 50.4%
Sep 51.1%
Oct 58.9%
Nov 68.5%
Dec 67.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Semey?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Semey, Kazakhstan 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 Semey 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

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 Semey Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.2°F (24°C) and 15.8°F (-9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Semey, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 24.6°F (-4.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 Semey to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 20°F (-6.7°C) and 5.6°F (-14.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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