Turkmenistan Weather, climate and geography
Weather & climate
Best time to visit:
Turkmenistan has an extreme continental climate: temperatures in Ashgabat vary between 46°C (114°F) in summer and -5°C (23°F) in winter, although it has been known to reach -22°C (-8°F) in extremity. Temperatures in the desert in summer can reach 50°C (122°F) during the day before falling rapidly at night. During the winter, it can reach -10° to -15°C (14° to 15°F).
For those intending to visit the desert in summer, lightweights are
vital for the day with warmer clothing for those intending to spend the
night in the open. Heavyweights should be taken for winter visits.