In Kyrgyzstan, a mountains country of central Asia, the climate is continental, with cold winters, often frosty, warm and sunny summers. Precipitation is moderate in the west, while the center-east of the country is arid, and even desert at lower elevations. From the vast deserts of the neighboring countries, winds able to bring sandstorms can blow.
The capital, Bishkek is located in the north, in the valley of the Chuy river, at an altitude ranging between 650 and 950 meters. Here the climate is continental, characterized by cold winters and hot summers, when the days can be scorching, often