Turkmenistan has an extreme continental climate: temperatures in Ashgabat vary between 46C (114F) in summer and -5C (23F) in winter, although it has been known to reach -22C (-8F) in extremity. Temperatures in the desert in summer can reach 50C (122F) during the day before falling rapidly at night. During the winter, it can reach -10 to -15C (14 to 15F).

Required clothing : 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.

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