Climate and weather

Because Astana is far away from the oceans of the world, the city’s climate is harshly continental, with very pronounced seasons of the year. Summer is hot and dry, while winter is snowy and truly cold.

The hottest month is July, with an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F). The coldest month is January, with a temperature of -15.2 °C (3.38 °F).

In winter it is best to wear shoes made with natural fur, a hat, gloves and outer clothing that will keep you warm, such as a down jacket or sheepskin or fur coat.

Astana gets most of its rain from April to October, so don’t forget to take an umbrella.