The climate of Yakutsk (Russia)
Yakutsk is located in the eastern part of Russia on the banks of the
river Lena situated in the Asian part of the country. Yakustk is the
capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). Yakutsk is the largest city
in the world built on permafrost; most buildings in Yakutsk are built
on concrete piles. The permafrost underneath the city is about 300
meters thick. The city was founded in the 17th century. Several wooden
houses from that period can still be admired. Yakutsk has a sub-arctic
climate with extremely cold winters and short summers. The average
annual temperature is about -9 degrees Celsius. Winters are cold and
very long. The coldest temperature on record is -64 degrees Celsius.
However, during the short summer temperatures rapidly rise and may
even reach 30+ degrees Celsius.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Yakutsk:
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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