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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.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Yakutsk:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January -37 -45 1 15 n/a
February -30 -41 4 11 n/a
March -13 -30 8 9 n/a
April 1 -14 9 8 n/a
May 13 0 10 9 n/a
June 22 8 11 13 n/a
July 25 12 11 10 n/a
August 22 8 8 11 n/a
September 12 0 5 11 n/a
October -4 -14 3 14 n/a
November -25 -34 2 17 n/a
December -35 -43 0 16 n/a
= 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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