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.
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.