The best times to visit Shymkent for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 8th


August 20th 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.

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Shymkent Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Shymkent


    Average temperatures in Shymkent vary somewhat and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 5 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 68.4°F (20.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.1°F (8.9°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 36.9 28.1 20.8
    Feb 37.9 29.2 21.7
    Mar 51.8 41.7 33
    Apr 65.4 54.1 43.9
    May 74.3 62.5 50.6
    Jun 82.9 70.3 57.5
    Jul 88.4 75.1 61.1
    Aug 88.3 74.5 60.7
    Sep 78.6 64.6 51.8
    Oct 65 52.3 42.1
    Nov 50.3 40.3 32.8
    Dec 39 30.4 23.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 2.7 -2.2 -6.2
    Feb 3.3 -1.6 -5.7
    Mar 11 5.4 0.6
    Apr 18.6 12.3 6.6
    May 23.5 16.9 10.3
    Jun 28.3 21.3 14.2
    Jul 31.3 23.9 16.2
    Aug 31.3 23.6 15.9
    Sep 25.9 18.1 11
    Oct 18.3 11.3 5.6
    Nov 10.2 4.6 0.4
    Dec 3.9 -0.9 -4.8


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Shymkent are February, March, and then January. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 0.7 days with significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

    When can you find snow in Shymkent? Weather stations report quite a lot of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid-February. Powder (new snow) is most often falls around December 10th. 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 Shymkent.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 4.3 14.3 0
    Feb 5.7 15.6 0.01
    Mar 4.3 9.5 0.01
    Apr 1.4 1.8 0.03
    May 1.4 0 0.01
    Jun 1.4 0 0.02
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 1.4 1.1 0
    Nov 4.3 1.9 0.01
    Dec 2.9 10.6 0.01

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 4.3 36.3 0
    Feb 5.7 39.6 0.03
    Mar 4.3 24.1 0.03
    Apr 1.4 4.6 0.08
    May 1.4 0 0.03
    Jun 1.4 0 0.05
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 1.4 2.8 0
    Nov 4.3 4.8 0.03
    Dec 2.9 26.9 0.03


    Humidity and Wind

    Shymkent has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (21.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (61.2%).

    Wind in Shymkent is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle 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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 2.7 light air 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Feb 3 light air 8.4 a gentle breeze
    Mar 3.4 light air 8.9 a gentle breeze
    Apr 3.4 light air 9 a gentle breeze
    May 3.1 light air 8.5 a gentle breeze
    Jun 3 light air 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Jul 3.6 light air 8.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 4.1 a light breeze 9.7 a gentle breeze
    Sep 4 a light breeze 10.3 a gentle breeze
    Oct 3.2 light air 8.7 a gentle breeze
    Nov 2.8 light air 8.1 a gentle breeze
    Dec 2.9 light air 8.8 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 54.8
    Feb 61.2
    Mar 52.1
    Apr 46.2
    May 44.6
    Jun 35.7
    Jul 25.8
    Aug 21.9
    Sep 25.1
    Oct 39.8
    Nov 54.1
    Dec 56.9


    Is it Safe to Travel to Shymkent?

    As of 6/20/2017 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.

    Overall Shymkent Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 59.7°F (15.4°C) and 32.2°F (0.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported 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 moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Shymkent, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 62°F (16.7°C) and 35°F (1.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is too cold this time of year in Shymkent to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 31.7°F (-0.2°C) and 26.2°F (-3.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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