Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Naryn Kyrgyzstan
In Naryn, the summers are comfortable and mostly clear, the winters are freezing and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 10°F to 78°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 86°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Naryn for warm-weather activities is from early July to mid August.
Climate in Naryn
Average Temperature in Naryn
The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 7 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 78°F and low of 50°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 22 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 39°F. The coldest day of the year is January 16, with an average low of 10°F and high of 30°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Naryn
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 in Naryn
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In Naryn, 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 Naryn begins around June 9 and lasts for 4.2 months, ending around October 17. On August 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 17 and lasts for 7.8 months, ending around June 9. On March 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 63% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 37% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Naryn
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Naryn varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from April 13 to August 12, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 21% on June 3.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from August 12 to April 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on December 24.
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 Naryn changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.6 months, from March 4 to November 21. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 21% on June 3.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.4 months, from November 21 to March 4. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 2% on January 27.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Naryn
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. Naryn experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from April 14 to August 12, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 2, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from August 12 to April 14. The least rain falls around January 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Naryn
The length of the day in Naryn varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Naryn
The earliest sunrise is at 5:21 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 1 minute later at 8:22 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 8 minutes later at 8:33 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Naryn during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Naryn
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 in Naryn
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 Naryn, 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 in Naryn
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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 Naryn experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from February 25 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from May 24 to February 25. The calmest day of the year is December 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Naryn
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Naryn varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.6 months, from March 14 to October 2, with a peak percentage of 51% on July 10. The wind is most often from the south for 5.4 months, from October 2 to March 14, with a peak percentage of 64% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Naryn
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Naryn 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 time of year to visit Naryn for general outdoor tourist activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Tourism Score in Naryn
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 Naryn for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Naryn
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.
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 Naryn typically lasts for 5.1 months (156 days), from around May 3 to around October 6, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 23, and rarely ending before September 13 or after October 26.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Naryn
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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 Naryn should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 28 or after May 18.
Growing Degree Days in Naryn
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 3.4 months, from May 16 to August 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 15, with an average of 7.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 1 to February 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 18, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Naryn
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Naryn are 41.429 deg latitude, 75.991 deg longitude, and 6,719 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Naryn contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,218 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,138 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,844 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,295 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Naryn is covered by bare soil (43%), sparse vegetation (26%), and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (33%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (33%) and grassland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Naryn, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Naryn is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . 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.
The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Naryn, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .
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.
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.
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.