Seasons in Kyrgyzstan

Kirgizstan is very sunny country. Difference in climate, depending of a certain region, is very huge. Seasons are clearly degenerated.

Due to the fact that the territory of Kirgizstan located in mountainous area, contrast of temperatures is also very huge at the same area of the country. With the exception of areas of eternal frost temperature at summer and in winter is completely different at the same area of the country. Kirgizstan is very far from seas and oceans and this exert a great influence on the climate of the republic.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Kyrgyzstan

Spring comes here in March, in the mountainous areas in the middle of April. At the whole territory it lasts not long at in. Lowlands at the middle of May it is already hot summer days here. Sharp changes of weather are typical for spring. It may rain or snow at the same week and temperature may increase very much in two days and decrease even more in another two days.

Rains are rare for the spring of Kirgizstan. Mostly it is sunny here. Stormy winds are typical for the beginning of the spring.

The climate of the spring months

(Bishkek)

March
Max average t°: +9 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")
April
Max average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 day
Precipitation: 59 mm (2.3")
May
Max average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 61 mm (2.4")

Spring holidays

7 Apr -  People's April Revolution Day;

1 May - Labour Day;
5 May - Constitution Day;
9 May - Victory Day;

Summer in Kyrgyzstan

Summer is the most stable and also the wet period of the year. In the middle of May the air is already warm enough. Influence of storms which come here from Mongolian lowlands decrease. Rainy and hot weather lasts until the beginning of September.

Actually there is no summer in highlands at all. Cold, but soft weather is typical for mountainous areas. Temperature there is nearly 41 °F. In highlands which are above 4500 meters it is 32 °F here. The higher it is the lower the temperature is. Also winds are much heavier in highlands.

The climate of the summer months

(Bishkek)

June
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (58 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.1")
July
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.1")
August
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 15 mm (0.6")


Summer holidays

15 Jun - Orozo Ait;

21 Aug -Kurman Ait;
31 Aug -Independence Day;

Autumn in Kyrgyzstan

Fall begins at the beginning of September and lasts until the last days of November. During this period, the influence of cold air masses increases and weather changes occur. Sharp difference of the weather in Kirgizstan during a week is typical for the country.

The higher it is the shorter is the fall. In mountainous areas fall lasts until the beginning of November and it is gets colder very fast and sharp. Also mostly it is dry in the whole territory of this country all fall long.

The climate of the autumn months

(Bishkek)

September
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11,5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")
October
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (40 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 37 mm (1.5")

Autumn holidays

7 Nov - Social Revolution Day.

Winter in Kyrgyzstan

It is nearly 34 °F at winters here. Depending of a certain region, it may change from 11 °F to 50 °F. Winter begins in in the middle of November and lasts until the beginning of March. The higher it is the colder it is here. Stormy winds are typical for the whole territory. January is the coldest month of the year.

Heavy snowfalls are typical for highlands and there are no much precipitations in the lowlands.

The climate of the winter months

(Bishkek)

December
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -7 °C (20 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
January
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -9 °C (15 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 18 mm (0.7")
February
Max average t°: +3 °C (38 °F)
Min average t°: -8 °C (18 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 22 mm (0.9")

Winter holidays

1 Jan - New Year's Day;
7 Jan - Orthodox Christmas Day;
8 Jan - Orthodox Christmas Holiday;

23 Feb -Homeland Defender's Day;