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Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Almaty International Airport Kazakhstan

At Almaty International Airport, the summers are warm, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are freezing, snowy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 15°F to 88°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 96°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Almaty International Airport for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate at Almaty International Airport

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Almaty International Airport weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 24 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is July, with an average high of 87°F and low of 62°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.5 months, from November 22 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 41°F. The coldest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is January, with an average low of 16°F and high of 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature at Almaty International Airport

Average High and Low Temperature at Almaty International AirporthotcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1730°FJan 1730°FJul 2288°FJul 2288°F15°F15°F62°F62°FMay 2476°FMay 2476°FSep 1676°FSep 1676°FNov 2241°FNov 2241°FMar 441°FMar 441°F53°F53°F48°F48°F25°F25°F23°F23°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.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 30°F35°F48°F64°F74°F83°F87°F85°F76°F61°F45°F34°F
Temp. 22°F26°F38°F53°F62°F71°F75°F73°F63°F49°F36°F26°F
Low 16°F18°F29°F41°F51°F58°F62°F58°F49°F37°F27°F19°F

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 at Almaty International Airport

Average Hourly Temperature at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotvery 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.

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At Almaty International Airport, 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 at Almaty International Airport begins around June 9 and lasts for 4.0 months, ending around October 9.

The clearest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 87% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 8.0 months, ending around June 9.

The cloudiest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories at Almaty International Airport

Cloud Cover Categories at Almaty International AirportclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 888%Aug 888%Feb 844%Feb 844%Jun 965%Jun 965%Oct 966%Oct 966%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly 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.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 54%54%54%49%44%30%17%13%21%37%46%50%
Clearer 46%46%46%51%56%70%83%87%79%63%54%50%

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

The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from March 11 to June 22, with a greater than 18% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Almaty International Airport is May, with an average of 7.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from June 22 to March 11. The month with the fewest wet days at Almaty International Airport is September, with an average of 3.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

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 at Almaty International Airport changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.0 months, from February 27 to November 27. The month with the most days of rain alone at Almaty International Airport is May, with an average of 7.5 days.

Snow alone is the most common for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 27. The month with the most days of snow alone at Almaty International Airport is January, with an average of 2.2 days.

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Almaty International Airport

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Almaty International AirportsnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%May 827%May 827%Aug 288%Aug 288%Feb 2713%Feb 2713%Nov 2716%Nov 2716%Jun 2218%Jun 2218%NowNowrainsnowmixed
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).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 0.5d0.9d3.7d6.2d7.5d5.6d4.8d3.3d3.0d3.8d2.4d0.7d
Mixed 0.7d0.8d1.3d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d1.0d1.4d1.2d
Snow 2.2d1.7d1.0d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.2d1.9d
Any 3.3d3.4d6.0d6.9d7.7d5.6d4.8d3.3d3.1d5.0d5.0d3.8d

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. Almaty International Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.7 months, from March 3 to November 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain at Almaty International Airport is May, with an average rainfall of 2.0 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from November 25 to March 3. The month with the least rain at Almaty International Airport is January, with an average rainfall of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall at Almaty International Airport

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 snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.1″0.2″0.9″1.8″2.0″1.2″1.0″0.6″0.7″1.0″0.7″0.2″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Almaty International Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from October 11 to April 12, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow at Almaty International Airport is February, with an average snowfall of 3.8 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.0 months, from April 12 to October 11. The least snow falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall at Almaty International Airport

Average Monthly Snowfall at Almaty International AirportsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inDec 63.8 inDec 63.8 inJul 250.0 inJul 250.0 inFeb 213.8 inFeb 213.8 inOct 111.0 inOct 111.0 inApr 121.0 inApr 121.0 inNowNow
The average 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 3.6″3.8″2.8″0.9″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″1.4″3.4″3.7″

The length of the day at Almaty International Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Almaty International Airport

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2015 hr, 24 minJun 2115 hr, 24 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 58 minDec 218 hr, 58 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.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.4h10.5h12.0h13.4h14.7h15.3h15.0h13.9h12.5h11.0h9.7h9.0h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:10 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 14 minutes later at 8:24 AM on January 4. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 21 minutes later at 8:36 PM on June 27.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Almaty International Airport during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Almaty International Airport

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 155:10 AMJun 155:10 AM8:36 PMJun 278:36 PMJun 27Dec 85:15 PMDec 85:15 PM8:24 AMJan 48:24 AMJan 4daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Almaty International Airport

Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101010102020202030303040405060600000101010102020202030303040405050602370NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. 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 at Almaty International Airport

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.

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 at Almaty International Airport, 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 at Almaty International Airport

Humidity Comfort Levels at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 10%Mar 10%Jul 171%Jul 171%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortablehumidhumid
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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

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 at Almaty International Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 6.2 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed at Almaty International Airport

Average Wind Speed at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mphMay 56.7 mphMay 56.7 mphDec 175.7 mphDec 175.7 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 5.85.96.46.66.66.56.56.56.46.15.95.8

The predominant average hourly wind direction at Almaty International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 3.7 weeks, from April 12 to May 8, with a peak percentage of 33% on April 27. The wind is most often from the north for 4.0 months, from May 8 to September 8, with a peak percentage of 41% on August 8. The wind is most often from the south for 7.1 months, from September 8 to April 12, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction at Almaty International Airport

Wind Direction at Almaty International AirportSWNSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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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).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Almaty International Airport 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 Almaty International Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score at Almaty International Airport

Tourism Score at Almaty International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.80.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism 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 Almaty International Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score at Almaty International Airport

Beach/Pool Score at Almaty International Airportbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.26.20.00.0NowNow cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/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.

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 at Almaty International Airport typically lasts for 5.9 months (180 days), from around April 14 to around October 12, rarely starting before March 23 or after May 11, and rarely ending before September 25 or after October 31.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Almaty International Airport

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Almaty International Airportgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1450%Apr 1450%Oct 1250%Oct 1290%May 1190%May 1190%Sep 2590%Sep 2510%Mar 2310%Mar 2310%Oct 3110%Oct 310%Dec 180%Dec 18Jul 24100%Jul 24100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
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 at Almaty International Airport should appear around April 11, only rarely appearing before April 2 or after April 20.

Growing Degree Days at Almaty International Airport

Growing Degree Days at Almaty International AirportJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°FApr 1190°FApr 1190°FJun 14900°FJun 14900°FJul 231,800°FJul 231,800°FDec 313,249°FDec 313,249°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 May 5 to August 27, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is July, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 30 to February 12, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Almaty International Airport is December, with an average of 1.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Almaty International Airport

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Almaty International AirportbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJul 27.7 kWhJul 27.7 kWhDec 201.9 kWhDec 201.9 kWhMay 56.5 kWhMay 56.5 kWhAug 276.5 kWhAug 276.5 kWhOct 303.0 kWhOct 303.0 kWhFeb 123.0 kWhFeb 123.0 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.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 2.23.24.55.86.97.57.66.95.53.82.41.9

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Almaty International Airport are 43.352 deg latitude, 77.041 deg longitude, and 2,224 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Almaty International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,228 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,072 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,826 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Almaty International Airport is covered by cropland (50%) and grassland (27%), within 10 miles by cropland (31%) and grassland (25%), and within 50 miles by sparse vegetation (23%) and grassland (21%).

This report illustrates the typical weather at Almaty International Airport, 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

Almaty International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

There are no other weather stations in our network within 200 kilometers of this location. Consequently, in the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on NASA's MERRA-2 modern-era reanalysis , adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal differences between this station and the wide-area MERRA-2 reconstructed values.

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 © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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