Bishkek weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Bishkek

The best time to visit in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan is from June until September, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Bishkek is 26°C in July and the lowest is -1°C in January. The weather and climate of Bishkek is suitable for a winter sports.

Bishkek has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Bishkek or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Bishkek by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 -1 8 13 19 23 26 25 20 14 6 0
Precipitation (mm) 21 28 45 53 78 84 51 42 30 32 32 28

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14 day weather forecast Bishkek

The weather for in Bishkek will be 18° till 15° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 20 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 21 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
0 cm 0.4 mm 25% 3 m/s 4
Friday 22 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
18.2 cm 17.3 mm 100% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 23 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 4
Sunday 24 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Monday 25 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Tuesday 26 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 27 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-4°
3.2 cm 2.8 mm 90% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
0 cm 1.6 mm 60% 2 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 30 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Sunday 31 Oct Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 2 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3

Climate Bishkek

Bishkek has the continental climate prevailing. In the summer it is warm and dry, and in the winter it is cold and wet. The average annual temperature for Bishkek is 13° degrees and there is about 524 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 114 days a year with an average humidity of 57% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Bishkek

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 -1 8 13 19 23 26 25 20 14 6 0
Night temp. (°C) -8 -8 0 4 9 14 16 15 11 5 -2 -7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 21 28 45 53 78 84 51 42 30 32 32 28
Days with rain 11 10 15 17 19 21 17 13 12 12 11 9
Days with snow 10 11 5 1 - - - - - 2 7 9
Dry days 10 7 11 12 12 9 14 18 18 17 12 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 8 8 12 12 12 10 10 9 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 2

Bishkek weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Bishkek? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Bishkek?

Bishkek is located in Kyrgyzstan. It lies in a straight line at 10,201 km from New York.

The coordinates of Bishkek are:

  • Latitude: 42.873056
  • Longitude: 74.600278

The GPS coordinates are 42° 52' N, 74° 36' E

How long is the flight to Bishkek?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Bishkek is approximately 14 h. 20 min.

What are the nearest airports to Bishkek?

These are the airports closests to Bishkek:

  • Manas International Airport (23 km) – Bishkek
  • Issyk-Kul International Airport (175 km) – Tamchy
  • Almaty Airport (205 km) – Almaty

How many inhabitants are there in Bishkek?

Bishkek has approximately 837,000 inhabitants.

How big is Bishkek?

The area of Bishkek is around 17,617 km².

What is the currency of Bishkek?

In Bishkek the Kyrgyzstani som (KGS) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 20 October 2021

  • 1 Kyrgyzstani som = 84.78 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.012 Kyrgyzstani som
  • 10 Kyrgyzstani som = 847.82 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.12 Kyrgyzstani som
  • 100 Kyrgyzstani som = 8,478.21 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 1.18 Kyrgyzstani som

What is the area code of Bishkek?

The area code to call Bishkek is +996.