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Kazakhstan weather in February

Are you planning a trip to Kazakhstan in February and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Kazakhstan in February?

Kazakhstan offers a broad spectrum of weather patterns. In February, one might encounter temperatures that range from very cold to cold, and precipitation levels ranging from low to moderate. February is a winter month.

During the day temperatures vary from very cold in Shchūchīnsk at -10°C to cold in Shymkent at 7°C. At night it cools down to -3°C in Shymkent and -18°C in Shchūchīnsk. In many regions in Kazakhstan, February is characterized by its biting cold temperatures. If you're venturing into these areas during this time, it's crucial to be adequately prepared. Ensure you layer up with warm clothing to fight off the chill and stay comfortable.

In February, precipitation varies across different areas. From low snowfall in Kazaly with an average of 14 mm to moderate snowfall in Shymkent with 96 mm. The city Almaty usually sees around 121 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

For specific regional insights in Kazakhstan for February, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Kazakhstan climate page.

Where to go in Kazakhstan in February

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Kazakhstan on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

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

Almaty

In February Almaty generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -10°C and moderate monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Almaty
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
-3°C 
-13°C 
117 hours 
30 mm 
9 days 
poor 
-1°C 
-10°C 
121 hours 
45 mm 
10 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
6°C 
-4°C 
149 hours 
81 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Almaty

Nur-Sultan

In February Nur-Sultan generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -8°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -18°C and low monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nur-Sultan
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
-10°C 
-19°C 
103 hours 
22 mm 
13 days 
poor 
-8°C 
-18°C 
147 hours 
24 mm 
11 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
-1°C 
-10°C 
192 hours 
26 mm 
9 days 
poor 
Climate in Nur-Sultan

Karaganda

In February Karaganda generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -8°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -17°C and low monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Karaganda
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
-9°C 
-18°C 
107 hours 
25 mm 
15 days 
poor 
-8°C 
-17°C 
145 hours 
27 mm 
12 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
-0°C 
-10°C 
190 hours 
30 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Karaganda

Atyraū

In February Atyraū generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -9°C and low monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Atyraū
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
-2°C 
-9°C 
100 hours 
21 mm 
8 days 
poor 
-1°C 
-9°C 
140 hours 
18 mm 
6 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
7°C 
-2°C 
170 hours 
19 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Atyraū

Aktobe

In February Aktobe generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -7°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -16°C and moderate monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Aktobe
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
-8°C 
-16°C 
89 hours 
36 mm 
13 days 
poor 
-7°C 
-16°C 
135 hours 
33 mm 
10 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
0°C 
-9°C 
175 hours 
38 mm 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Aktobe

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Is February the best time to visit Kazakhstan?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Almaty, February may not be the ideal time to visit Kazakhstan.

Generally speaking, June, July, August and September provide perfect weather in Almaty. In contrast, January, February, March, April, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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