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Climate and weather of Kyrgyzstan



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Kyrgyzstan




 

Climate

 
Kyrgyzstan has a continental climate with four seasons.

Temperatures are low in winter and high in summer in the valleys (they are very low in winter and mild in summer in the mountains). Annual rainfall is higher in the western valleys (800 mm) than in the eastern valleys (200 to 300 mm). The peaks are permanently snow-capped. Sunshine is very high (up to 2 900 hours per year in some places).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are low (they sometimes drop to -30° when Siberian winds pass through the country). Rainfall is low.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures steadily rise (but they are still sometimes below zero degree at night). Rainfall is moderate.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 30° in the valleys (they are lower in the mountains). Rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures progressively drop (25° in September, 17° in October, 10° in November) and rainfall is low.

 When to go to Kyrgyzstan (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Kyrgyzstan 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

Bishkek (Capital of Kyrgyzstan)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
11°
18°
24°
29°
min
-7°
-5°
11°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
32°
31°
25°
18°
11°
min
18°
16°
11°
-5°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
30
50
80
60
30
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
10
10
10
40
40
30

Jalal-Abad

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
15°
21°
26°
32°
min
-5°
13°
17°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
34°
33°
28°
21°
12°
min
19°
18°
14°
-1°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
40
60
60
50
20
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
10
...
...
30
30
50

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

Kyrgyzstan weather (more cities)


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

Capital: Bishkek
Area: 200 000 kmē
Population: 5 500 000 inhabitants
Languages: Kyrgyz, Russian
Currency: Kyrgyzstani som

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