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Best time to visit Almaty, Kazakhstan

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The best time to visit Almaty is April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April is the best time to go to Almaty.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Almaty can reach a maximum of 33℃ (91℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -18℃ (-1℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Almaty when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Almaty usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Almaty, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Almaty seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Almaty as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Almaty is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Almaty

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Almaty for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Almaty climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Almaty for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Almaty in January

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in February

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in March

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in April

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 22 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Almaty in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 179mm (7") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Almaty in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 115mm (5") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Almaty in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Almaty in September

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Almaty in October

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in November

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Almaty in December

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (28℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Almaty in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Almaty is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Almaty is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Almaty is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Almaty, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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