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 extremely continental (except in the south) with average temperature between -4ºC and -19ºC in January, and between +19ºC and 26ºC in July. In winter the temperature can fall down to -45ºC and in summer can rise up to +30ºC. All 4 seasons are clearly distinguishable – frosty winter, blossoming spring, hot summer and golden autumn.

Cold winter

Winter begins in November and lasts until April. The influence of the arctic air mass leads to severe (up to -50) frost.

Short spring

Spring lasts from mid-April to late May. Spring weather is unstable: a clear warm day may suddenly give way to a cooling.

Hot Summer

Hot summer begins in late May and lasts until mid-September. The temperature rises to +35 ... + 40 ºC.

Warm autumn

Autumn, with changes in weather conditions and night frosts, begins from the end of September and lasts until the beginning of November.

The hottest temperature was recorded in Turkestan city (South Kazakhstan) +49ºC; and the lowest – in Atbasar town (Akmola region) -57ºC.

By the way, Astana is acknowledged to be one of the coldest capitals in the world, after Ulan-Bator and Reykjavik, but this fact doesn’t prevent Astana from welcoming guests with warm hearted hospitality of its citizens.