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Best time to visit Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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The best time to visit Ashgabat is April-May

Want to know when to travel to Ashgabat? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April-May is the best time to go to Ashgabat. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The very hottest temperatures in Ashgabat get to around 40℃ (104℉) in the height of summer. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -1℃ (30℉).

The days are longest in Ashgabat in June, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. The wet season in Ashgabat usually falls during the months surrounding April 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.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Ashgabat, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Ashgabat seasons

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

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 Ashgabat 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.

Ashgabat 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 Ashgabat 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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NOV
DEC

Ashgabat in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in June

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ashgabat in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ashgabat in July

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 20%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ashgabat in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Ashgabat in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 19%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ashgabat in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Ashgabat in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 26%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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

Ashgabat in October

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Ashgabat in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ashgabat 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 Ashgabat is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ashgabat is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ashgabat is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ashgabat, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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