This report describes the typical weather at the Manas International Airport (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 2006 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Bishkek has a continental climate with dry hot summers. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (62%), forests (12%), croplands (11%), tundra (6%), and built-up areas (5%).
The month of October is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 71°F to 58°F over the course of the month, exceeding 79°F or dropping below 47°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of October, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:23 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 2.7 minutes.
The shortest day of the month is October 31 with 10:21 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 1 with 11:44 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:59am on October 1; the latest sunset is at 6:43pm on October 1; the latest sunrise is at 7:34am on October 31; the earliest sunset is at 5:55pm on October 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 75% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 10% of the time, partly cloudy 6% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 30% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around October 25, occurring in 31% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 1, occurring in 25% of days.
Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 48% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 11, when it is observed during 15% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 33% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 22, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
The likelihood of snow falling is highest around October 31, occurring in 8% of days.
Either snow rarely accumulates at this location in October or snow depth measurements are unavailable or unreliable.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 29% (dry) to 87% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 18% (dry) and reaching as high as 96% (very humid).
The air is driest around October 3, at which time the relative humidity drops below 34% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 31, rising above 84% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 30°F (dry) to 45°F (dry) and is rarely below 22°F (dry) or above 52°F (very comfortable).
Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 7 mph (calm to light breeze), rarely exceeding 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 4 mph (light breeze) occurs around October 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 mph (light breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 3 mph (light air) occurs around October 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 mph (light breeze).