Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kurchum Kazakhstan
In Kurchum, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are frigid, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 2°F to 87°F and is rarely below -16°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Kurchum for warm-weather activities is from mid June to late August.
Climate in Kurchum
Average Temperature in Kurchum
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 18 to September 12, with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 87°F and low of 65°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 21 to March 8, with an average daily high temperature below 31°F. The coldest day of the year is February 1, with an average low of 2°F and high of 19°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Kurchum
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 Kurchum
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In Kurchum, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Kurchum begins around April 25 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around October 7. On August 8, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 7 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around April 25. On January 1, 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 in Kurchum
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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 Kurchum varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from April 13 to December 2, with a greater than 12% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 18% on May 27.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from December 2 to April 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 5% on March 9.
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 Kurchum changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.3 months, from March 8 to November 17. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 18% on May 27.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.6 months, from November 17 to March 8. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 10% on January 1.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kurchum
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. Kurchum experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 18 to November 9, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 17, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from November 9 to April 18. The least rain falls around January 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Kurchum
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Kurchum experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from October 27 to March 13, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from March 13 to October 27. The least snow falls around July 18, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Kurchum
The length of the day in Kurchum varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kurchum
The earliest sunrise is at 4:22 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 55 minutes later at 8:17 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:29 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 2 minutes later at 8:31 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kurchum during 2021.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Kurchum
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 Kurchum
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 Kurchum, 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 Kurchum
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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 Kurchum experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from October 13 to June 2, with average wind speeds of more than 8.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.3 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.3 months, from June 2 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is July 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Kurchum
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kurchum varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 6.1 months, from March 25 to September 27, with a peak percentage of 48% on June 26. The wind is most often from the east for 5.9 months, from September 27 to March 25, with a peak percentage of 63% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Kurchum
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kurchum 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 Kurchum for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late August, with a peak score in the second week of August.
Tourism Score in Kurchum
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 Kurchum for hot-weather activities is from late June to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
Beach/Pool Score in Kurchum
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 Kurchum typically lasts for 5.4 months (164 days), from around April 27 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 8 or after May 16, and rarely ending before September 20 or after October 25.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kurchum
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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 Kurchum should appear around April 23, only rarely appearing before April 15 or after May 2.
Growing Degree Days in Kurchum
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 3.7 months, from April 29 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 7.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from October 27 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kurchum
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kurchum are 48.566 deg latitude, 83.661 deg longitude, and 1,401 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kurchum is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 79 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,387 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (869 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (5,069 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kurchum is covered by herbaceous vegetation (55%), cropland (25%), and sparse vegetation (20%), within 10 miles by sparse vegetation (44%) and herbaceous vegetation (18%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (39%) and water (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kurchum, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Kurchum 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 Kurchum, 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.