The best times to visit Shymkent for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th


August 27th to October 14th

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



Other Shymkent Travel Info

Weather in Shymkent


Average temperatures in Shymkent vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Shymkent, 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 97.3°F (36.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.1°F (18.4°C) at night.

Shymkent Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Shymkent 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.

Shymkent Perceived Temperature (F)


Shymkent Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Shymkent 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 40.4 29 19.5
Feb 42.8 32.6 22.6
Mar 58.7 47.6 35.2
Apr 71.5 59.9 46
May 82.3 70.1 54.5
Jun 92 79.3 61.8
Jul 95.3 82.6 64.4
Aug 94.7 81.2 63
Sep 83.7 69.5 52.9
Oct 69.3 56.1 42.7
Nov 53.9 42.5 32.2
Dec 42.7 31.9 22.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 4.7 -1.7 -6.9
Feb 6 0.3 -5.2
Mar 14.8 8.7 1.8
Apr 21.9 15.5 7.8
May 27.9 21.2 12.5
Jun 33.3 26.3 16.6
Jul 35.2 28.1 18
Aug 34.8 27.3 17.2
Sep 28.7 20.8 11.6
Oct 20.7 13.4 5.9
Nov 12.2 5.8 0.1
Dec 5.9 -0.1 -5.3




Humidity and Wind

Shymkent has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (17.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (73%).

Wind in Shymkent is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by August and June. May’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.1 MPH or 11.5 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 early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 11.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.1 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
May 6.2 Light breeze 12.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 5.7 Light breeze 11.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Sep 5.5 Light breeze 11.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73%
Feb 70.8%
Mar 56.8%
Apr 48.5%
May 37.5%
Jun 24.9%
Jul 18.6%
Aug 17.6%
Sep 22.2%
Oct 39.8%
Nov 61.9%
Dec 71.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Shymkent?

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 Shymkent, Kazakhstan is August, followed by July and October. 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 Shymkent in March. 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 44.2 in March means 44.2% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Shymkent Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is the slowest 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. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Shymkent, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 50.3°F (10.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. 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 Shymkent to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.5°F (9.7°C) and 38.7°F (3.7°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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