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

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

When to go to Shymkent, Kazakhstan

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

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

January

January in Shymkent is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Shymkent in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Shymkent in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Shymkent in April, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Shymkent in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Shymkent in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Shymkent in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Shymkent in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

October

If you are traveling to Shymkent in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Shymkent in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Shymkent in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shymkent, 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 Shymkent
  • Appropriate museum wear

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