Uzbekistan in December? Weather and snow
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Nov 23, 2012 9:40 AM Last Post By: 99dragons
Nov 23, 2012 12:10 AM
Uzbekistan in December? Weather and snowHello everybody!
My friend and I are planning on going to Uzbekistan in December-January. I have been searching around the web for information regarding the weather conditions during this period and I have found quite contradictory info. On some websites I've seen that the temperature is generally between +5° and -5° and on some others it says that it is very cool (-10° to -20°).
For the record we were planning to stay about two weeks and go to Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara and Termiz.
I just want to find out if it's going to be doable with the weather conditions or not, taking into consideration that we are not coming from an exotic country at all as we're Swiss so we are used to at least a little cold...
Any insider info would be greatly welcome!!
Thanks in advance :)
Nov 23, 2012 4:24 AM
1I was in Uzbekistan in December 2008 and it was very cold, certainly below freezing at times. Don't think it dropped to -10C though.
Nov 23, 2012 9:40 AM
2I lived/worked there for 5 years. It is doable. It will be cold, but not excessive, dress warmly and you will be fine. I lived 25 years in Colorado so I do know about cold, and accordingly UZ is not cold. You will not find any fresh fruit/vegetables at this time of year, but you will always find fresh warm bread so you will not starve. The large bazaars will have eggs, honey, dried fruits, some hot-house vegetables, and the vegetables that store well like, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, dried nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and the inside nut from the peach pit). You can find bottled water, but do not think it is sanitary, better to filter it, or at least boil it. You can buy an electric coil for boiling water at any bazaar USE IT, but don't use it in a plastic pail or you'll be sorry. The winters are not severe, but the people who live there think it is very cold because they endure such long hot summers.
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