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

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

When to go to Balkhash, Kazakhstan

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Balkhash in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Balkhash is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with several days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Balkhash can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Balkhash in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

May

May is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

If you visit Balkhash during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants

July

If you visit Balkhash during July, you are likely to find that it is really hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you visit Balkhash during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

September

If you visit Balkhash during September, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

October

If you are traveling to Balkhash in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Balkhash is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Balkhash in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Balkhash, 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 Balkhash

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