Climate in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's climate is extremely diverse due largely to its mountainous landscape. Most of the country is temperate with little rainfall and lots of sunshine, but the south-western Ferghana Valley area is subtropical with very hot summers. Generally the lowlands average lows drop to 21°F (-6°C) in winter (December to January) and climb to 75°F (24°C) highs in the middle of summer (June to August), while the highland mountainous areas range from 54°F (12°C) summer highs to lows of -22°F (-30°C) in winter, sometimes even lower. Snowfall in winter is heavy.