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Best time to visit Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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The best time to visit Bishkek is November

Bishkek can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, November is the best time to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Bishkek get to around 35℃ (94℉) in the height of summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -12℃ (10℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Bishkek are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Bishkek in June. Head over there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Bishkek below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

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Bishkek seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Bishkek

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 Bishkek 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.

Bishkek 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 Bishkek 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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Bishkek in January

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in April

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 19 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 22 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bishkek 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.


Bishkek in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bishkek 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.


Bishkek in August

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bishkek 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.


Bishkek in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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

Bishkek in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in November

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Bishkek in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bishkek 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 Bishkek is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bishkek 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 Bishkek 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 Bishkek, 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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