Climate in East Kazakhstan

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from five measuring weather stations in East Kazakhstan.
Weather stations at an altitude above 810m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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East Kazakhstan is one of the coldest regions in Kazakhstan with an average daily high temperature of only 10 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from April to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in East Kazakhstan
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of East Kazakhstan. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in East Kazakhstan
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 9 rainy days, November offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in East Kazakhstan
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.8 mm, the least rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in East Kazakhstan
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 50% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 78% is experienced here in January.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in East Kazakhstan
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Map of East Kazakhstan

Most important cities in the region »East Kazakhstan«

Alone 2 cities with over 200,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 410 km and over 440 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Ust-Kamenogorsk332,36449° 58' 17"N82° 36' 21"E
Semey292,78050° 25' 36"N80° 16' 0"E
Ridder52,66450° 20' 39"N83° 30' 46"E
Zyryanovsk44,92949° 43' 36"N84° 16' 23"E
Ayagoz33,47947° 57' 52"N80° 26' 4"E
Georgievka22,04749° 19' 36"N81° 34' 25"E
Shemonaikha20,08750° 37' 41"N81° 54' 44"E
Zaysan17,60047° 27' 60"N84° 52' 17"E
Urzhar14,82647° 5' 35"N81° 37' 46"E
Glubokoye11,19250° 8' 28"N82° 18' 48"E
Belusovka9,94850° 7' 58"N82° 31' 29"E
Shar9,08749° 35' 8"N81° 2' 55"E
Zhezkent8,89650° 55' 52"N81° 21' 41"E
Kurchum8,80048° 33' 58"N83° 39' 41"E
Tughyl6,69647° 43' 31"N84° 12' 23"E
Ust'-Talovka6,12250° 32' 57"N81° 50' 60"E
Zhanga Buqtyrma6,02649° 37' 46"N83° 31' 29"E
Borodulikha5,93150° 43' 6"N80° 55' 46"E
Asubulaq5,64449° 33' 25"N83° 3' 49"E
Qarauyl5,26148° 56' 42"N79° 15' 18"E
Aqtoghay4,97446° 57' 0"N79° 40' 0"E
Zhalghyztobe4,40049° 12' 39"N81° 12' 57"E
Bakyrshik4,20949° 42' 38"N81° 34' 56"E
Maleevsk2,67849° 48' 42"N84° 17' 13"E
Altay2,67850° 14' 42"N82° 21' 39"E
Ognevka1,72249° 41' 1"N83° 1' 0"E
Belogorskiy1,53049° 28' 37"N83° 8' 53"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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