Kazakhstan Climate & Weather
Kazakhstan Climate and Weather
The lack of moderating bodies of water make Kazakhstan's climate extremely continental and very dry. Seasonal temperatures are polarised and vary depending on the region. The best time to visit Kazakhstan is in spring (April to June) or autumn (September to October) when temperatures are mild. In spring the desert comes into flower and autumn is harvest time, where market tables are overwhelmed with freshly picked fruit. Average winter temperatures during the day are 3 to -1°F (-16 to -18°C) in the far north and about 21°F (-6°C) in the south; summer temperatures average 70°F (21°C) in the north and 81°F (27°C) in the south. Snow starts to fall around November and the mountain passes fill with snow until April, sometimes even May. Climbers are advised to visit in summer when the mountain temperatures are at their best.
Become our Kazakhstan Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Kazakhstan travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Kazakhstan or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.
Intrepid Travel is one of the world's leading suppliers of small
group adventures focused on getting off the beaten track and having
real life experiences in Kazakhstan.