Siberia’s Climate

Siberia’s Climate

The climate of Siberia depends on the territory.

Nobody forces you to go to Omyakon – the coldest city in Siberia. Its few settlers from the ancient times used to this climate. Meanwhile you should not rash to assume that the entire territory of Siberia is located in the far North and all people are suffering and surviving.

Truly the climate of most of Siberia is continental, which means there are large temperature differences between summer and winter. The annual average temperature in Siberia is about −5 °C (23 °F) and roughly −25 °C (−13 °F) average in January. The Siberian winter can be quite long and cold compare with summer, which is normally lasts 3 months.

East of the Ural Mountains, summer in Siberia is a warm and very pleasant time of year. It is warm enough to allow for the cultivation of watermelons in western and southern Siberia. Summer temperatures in some regions reach 38 °C (100.4 °F) and more, but closer to north average temperature in July is about+17 °C (62.6 °F). In the southern Siberian city of Irkutsk, summer lasts from June to the end of August, with average daytime high temperatures ranging from 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F).

The climate of the Russian Far East can vary greatly from one location to the next. Many inland areas get quite hot and temperatures can climb to a scorching 40°C (104°F). In Vladivostok, much further to the southwest, August brings the highest temperatures, with an average of only 22°C (72°F).

The climate becomes milder and warmer towards the west and south. Therefore many places have very comfortable climates.

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