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.

Cold winter

Winter usually begins in November and lasts until March or April. The influence of the arctic air mass may lead to severe (up to -45ºC (-49°F)) frost in the northern regions.

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

Summer begins in late May and lasts until mid-September. The temperature may rise up to +35ºC (+95°F) ... + 40ºC (+104°F) or even higher in the southern regions.

Warm autumn

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

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.