Baikonur, Kazakhstan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Baikonur, Kazakhstan? If you're planning to go to Baikonur, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Based on the climate and weather in Baikonur, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Baikonur, Kazakhstan by month

January

January in Baikonur is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • High performance gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Umbrella
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Coveralls
  • Thermal undergarments

February

If you are traveling to Baikonur in February, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High performance gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Umbrella
  • Coveralls
  • Thick pajamas
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots

March

March in Baikonur can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella

April

April for Baikonur is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

May

Traveling to Baikonur in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

June

June in Baikonur dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you go to Baikonur in July, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you are traveling to Baikonur in August, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

September

September in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

Traveling to Baikonur in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

November

November in Baikonur can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Baikonur, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Baikonur
  • Appropriate museum wear

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