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Climate and weather of Kazakhstan



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Kazakhstan




 

Climate

 
Kazakhstan has a continental climate with four seasons.

Temperatures are lower in the north (-10° in January, 25° in July) than in the south (0° in January, 30° in July). Annual rainfall is higher in the mountains (1000 mm) than in the north (200 to 300 mm) and in the south (100 to 200 mm). The highest peaks are permanently snow-capped. Sunshine is high (120 days per year in the north and 260 days per year in the south).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures reach -9° in the north and 1° in the south (they sometimes drop to -40° when cold winds pass through the country). Rainfall is low.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures steadiky rise and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 26 to 27° in the north and 30° in the south. Rainfall is low. Humidity is low.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures progressively drop and rainfall is low.

 When to go to Kazakhstan (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Kazakhstan is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Astana (Capital of Kazakhstan)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-11°
-10°
-3°
10°
20°
26°
min
-20°
-20°
-14°
-1°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
25°
19°
-1°
-8°
min
14°
12°
-10°
-17°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
10
10
20
30
30
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
50
40
20
30
20
20

Atyrau

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-3°
-2°
17°
24°
31°
min
-9°
-10°
-3°
13°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
33°
32°
25°
15°
-1°
min
20°
18°
12°
-2°
-7°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
10
10
10
20
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
20
10
10
10
20
10

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Kazakhstan are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Kazakhstan weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Kazakhstan, a country located in Central Asia, is bordered by China to the east, by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to the south, by Turkmenistan to the southwest, by the Caspian Sea to the west and by Russia to the north.

Capital: Astana
Area: 2 700 000 kmē
Population: 18 000 000 inhabitants
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Currency: Tenge

Kazakhstan










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