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Oymyakon Climate & Temperature

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  • Oymyakon, Russia is at 6316'N, 1439'E, 740 m (2428 ft). See map.
  • Oymyakon has a subarctic climate that has severe, very cold winters, no dry season, with cool, short summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfd).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Oymyakon is situated in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The average temperature is -15.5 degrees Celsius (4.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 61.3 °C (110.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype hypercontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -40°C (-39.9°F) on average falling to -48.7°C (-55.7°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching -5.1°C (22.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -22.9°C (-9.2°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.3°C (68.5°F) and average low temperatures are 4.3°C (39.7°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of -10.3°C (13.4°F) during the day and lows of -21.1°C (-6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 212 mm (8.3 inches) which is equivalent to 212 Litres/m (5.2 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1911 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Oymyakon you would come out nearest to the climate station at Base Orcadas, Antarctica where you would find a Tundra climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -43 (-45) -35 (-32) -21 (-5) -4 (25) 9 (48) 20 (68) 23 (73) 18 (65) 9 (48) -9 (15) -31 (-23) -42 (-44) -9 (16)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -46 (-52) -42 (-44) -31 (-24) -14 (8) 3 (37) 13 (55) 15 (59) 10 (51) 2 (36) -15 (5) -35 (-31) -46 (-50) -16 (4)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -50 (-58) -47 (-53) -40 (-40) -24 (-11) -5 (24) 4 (39) 6 (43) 3 (37) -4 (25) -20 (-5) -39 (-39) -49 (-56) -22 (-8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 6 (0) 7 (0) 5 (0) 6 (0) 13 (1) 34 (1) 45 (2) 39 (2) 23 (1) 14 (1) 12 (0) 8 (0) 212 (8)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 12 (39%) 10 (35%) 8 (26%) 5 (17%) 8 (26%) 12 (40%) 12 (39%) 12 (39%) 10 (33%) 11 (35%) 15 (50%) 12 (39%)   127 (35%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 00:56 04:04 07:13 08:56 08:25 08:56 08:48 06:54 04:40 02:25 01:24 00:03   05:13
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 05:53 08:41 11:49 15:04 18:11 20:11 19:14 16:18 13:04 09:49 06:43 04:47   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 17 (83) 50 (50) 64 (36) 61 (39) 48 (52) 45 (55) 47 (53) 44 (56) 37 (63) 26 (74) 22 (78) 2 (98)   44 (56)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 6.9 16.1 26.9 38.5 46.9 50.2 47.2 38.9 27.5 16.1 6.9 3.5   27.1

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