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Best time to visit Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan

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The best time to visit Nur-Sultan is April-May

Are you looking to travel to Nur-Sultan and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Nur-Sultan is April-May due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

The very hottest temperatures in Nur-Sultan get to around 29℃ (84℉) in the height of summer. The average low temperatures in winter float around -18℃ (-1℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -22℃ (-8℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Nur-Sultan in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Nur-Sultan in July – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Nur-Sultan, 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

September

Most daylight

July

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Nur-Sultan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Nur-Sultan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Nur-Sultan 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 Nur-Sultan

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 Nur-Sultan 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.

Nur-Sultan 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 Nur-Sultan 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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Nur-Sultan in January

  • Average temperature: -15℃ (5℉)
  • Average high temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average low temperature: -18℃ (-1℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in February

  • Average temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average high temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average low temperature: -18℃ (-0℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in March

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in April

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nur-Sultan in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nur-Sultan in July

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nur-Sultan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nur-Sultan in August

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nur-Sultan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nur-Sultan in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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

Nur-Sultan in October

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in November

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Nur-Sultan in December

  • Average temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average high temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (5℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nur-Sultan 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 Nur-Sultan is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Nur-Sultan is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Nur-Sultan is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Nur-Sultan, 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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