Weather in December in Kazakhstan

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Kazakhstan. Is this month a good time to go to Kazakhstan? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Kazakhstan in December?

The weather in Kazakhstan in December is generally poor. It is a winter month.

During December in Kazakhstan, the temperature ranges from very low in Kokpekty with -17°C (1°F) to low temperatures in Shymkent with 6°C (42°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to -4°C (25°F) in Shymkent and -23°C (-9°F) in Kokpekty. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in December ranges from low in Kazaly with an average of 12mm (0.5inch) snow/rainfall to moderate in Shymkent with 78mm (3.1inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 102 hours of sunshine in Almaty during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Kazakhstan.

Where to go in Kazakhstan in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Kazakhstan on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Kazakhstan

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Kazakhstan?

Average weather in Almaty

In December Almaty generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C (36°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C (21°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Almaty
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
8°C / 46°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
127 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
poor 
2°C / 36°F 
-6°C / 21°F 
102 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
9 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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1°C / 33°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
117 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Almaty

Average weather in Nur-Sultan

In December Nur-Sultan generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -8°C (18°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -16°C (3°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nur-Sultan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
-2°C / 29°F 
-9°C / 16°F 
100 hours 
28mm / 1.1inch 
17 days 
poor 
-8°C / 18°F 
-16°C / 3°F 
95 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
21 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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-10°C / 14°F 
-18°C / -0°F 
103 hours 
16mm / 0.6inch 
25 days 
poor 
Climate in Nur-Sultan

Average weather in Karaganda

In December Karaganda generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -7°C (19°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -15°C (5°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Karaganda
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
-0°C / 31°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
110 hours 
32mm / 1.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
-7°C / 19°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
100 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
19 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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-8°C / 18°F 
-17°C / 1°F 
107 hours 
24mm / 0.9inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Karaganda

Average weather in Atyraū

In December Atyraū generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C (30°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -7°C (19°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Atyraū
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 41°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
105 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
-1°C / 30°F 
-7°C / 19°F 
78 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
11 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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-3°C / 27°F 
-9°C / 16°F 
100 hours 
14mm / 0.6inch 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Atyraū

Average weather in Aktobe

In December Aktobe generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -6°C (22°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -13°C (8°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Aktobe
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
1°C / 34°F 
-6°C / 21°F 
80 hours 
25mm / 1inch 
poor 
-6°C / 22°F 
-13°C / 8°F 
75 hours 
31mm / 1.2inch 
poor 
January   >> January
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-8°C / 17°F 
-16°C / 2°F 
89 hours 
28mm / 1.1inch 
poor 
Climate in Aktobe

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Is December the best time to go to Kazakhstan?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Kazakhstan with commonly poor weather in Almaty.

On average the best time to visit Kazakhstan is in May, June and September with generally perfect weather in Almaty. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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