Weather in Kazakhstan
Remoteness from the oceans and vast territory of the country influence its climate conditions. That’s why the nature of Kazakhstan impresses with its contrasts. Kazakhstan’s climate is mostly extremely continental with average temperature between -4ºC (25°F) and -19ºC (-2°F) in January, and between +19ºC (66°F) an +26ºC (+79°F) in July. In winter the temperature can fall down to -45ºC (-49°F) and in summer can rise up to +30ºC (+86°F). All 4 seasons are clearly distinguishable – frosty winter, blossoming spring, hot summer and golden autumn.
The hottest temperature has been recorded in Turkistan (South Kazakhstan) +49ºC (+102°F); and the lowest – in Atbasar (Akmola Province) -57ºC (-70°F). Interesting fact is that Astana is acknowledged to be one of the coldest capitals in the world, after Ulaanbaatar and Reykjavik, but this fact doesn’t prevent Astana from welcoming guests with warm-hearted hospitality.