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Average Weather in Shalqīya Kazakhstan

In Shalqīya, the summers are hot, arid, and mostly clear; the winters are freezing, dry, and partly cloudy; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 93°F and is rarely below -1°F or above 102°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Shalqīya for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 18 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 5, with an average high of 93°F and low of 69°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 21 to March 6, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 17°F and high of 32°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in ShalqīyahotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°FJan 1632°FJan 1632°FJul 593°FJul 593°F17°F17°F69°F69°FMay 1881°FMay 1881°FSep 1281°FSep 1281°FNov 2144°FNov 2144°FMar 644°FMar 644°F56°F56°F56°F56°F27°F27°F25°F25°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in ShalqīyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhotvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States (6,501 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Shalqīya (view comparison).

Clouds

In Shalqīya, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Shalqīya begins around May 17 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 14. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 14 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 17. On January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 58% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 42% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in ShalqīyaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 894%Aug 894%Jan 2142%Jan 2142%May 1768%May 1768%Oct 1468%Oct 1468%NowNowclearovercastmostly cloudymostly clearpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Shalqīya varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from October 14 to May 30, with a greater than 8% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 15% on April 17.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 30 to October 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 27.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Shalqīya changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 31 to January 1. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 15% on April 17.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.3 weeks, from January 1 to January 31. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on January 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ShalqīyasnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Apr 1715%Apr 1715%Aug 271%Aug 271%Jan 3111%Jan 3111%Jan 111%Jan 111%Oct 148%Oct 148%May 308%May 308%rainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Shalqīya experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 30 to May 18, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around April 19, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 18 to October 30. The least rain falls around August 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in ShalqīyarainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inApr 190.7 inApr 190.7 inAug 260.0 inAug 260.0 inNov 50.5 inNov 50.5 inJan 200.2 inJan 200.2 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Shalqīya does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in ShalqīyasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 inJan 120.2 inJan 120.2 inJul 100.0 inJul 100.0 inNov 230.1 inNov 230.1 inMar 120.1 inMar 120.1 inNowNow
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Shalqīya varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ShalqīyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 2015 hr, 29 minJun 2115 hr, 29 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2312 hr, 11 minSep 238 hr, 53 minDec 218 hr, 53 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:46 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:05 AM on January 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:52 PM on December 10, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 25 minutes later at 8:17 PM on June 26.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Shalqīya during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ShalqīyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 154:46 AMJun 154:46 AM8:17 PMJun 268:17 PMJun 26Dec 104:52 PMDec 104:52 PM8:05 AMJan 38:05 AMJan 3daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Shalqīya, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in ShalqīyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Dec 210%Dec 210%Jul 161%Jul 161%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Shalqīya experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from July 26 to September 19, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 10 months, from September 19 to July 26. The calmest day of the year is November 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in ShalqīyawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphAug 2512.3 mphAug 2512.3 mphNov 69.7 mphNov 69.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Shalqīya varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.2 months, from June 15 to August 21, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 20. The wind is most often from the east for 9.8 months, from August 21 to June 15, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in ShalqīyaENEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Shalqīya throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Shalqīya for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to mid June and from late July to mid September, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Shalqīyabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.08.00.00.07.47.47.07.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Shalqīya for hot-weather activities is from mid June to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Shalqīyabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.38.30.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Shalqīya typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 7 to around October 17, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 29, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 4.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Shalqīyagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 750%Apr 750%Oct 1750%Oct 1790%Apr 2990%Apr 2990%Sep 2990%Sep 2910%Mar 1910%Mar 1910%Nov 410%Nov 40%Dec 130%Dec 13Jul 22100%Jul 22100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcomfortablewarmhotcoolcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Shalqīya should appear around April 4, only rarely appearing before March 24 or after April 15.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in ShalqīyaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FApr 488°FApr 488°FMay 30900°FMay 30900°FJul 21,800°FJul 21,800°FDec 314,262°FDec 314,262°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 7 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 25, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 29 to February 14, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 1.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ShalqīyabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 258.2 kWhJun 258.2 kWhDec 251.6 kWhDec 251.6 kWhMay 76.9 kWhMay 76.9 kWhAug 246.9 kWhAug 246.9 kWhOct 292.9 kWhOct 292.9 kWhFeb 142.9 kWhFeb 142.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Shalqīya are 44.009 deg latitude, 67.411 deg longitude, and 771 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Shalqīya contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 699 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 816 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,115 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,728 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Shalqīya is covered by bare soil (96%), within 10 miles by bare soil (88%) and sparse vegetation (11%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (71%) and sparse vegetation (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Shalqīya, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Kyzylorda Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Shalqīya.

At a distance of 172 kilometers from Shalqīya, further than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed insufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records. Consequently, the station records are blended with interpolated values from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis , and both are corrected for elevation differences according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from Shalqīya to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 30%, making the weight assigned to the weather station 70%.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.