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The climate of Irkutsk (Russia)
Irkutsk is located in the southern part of Russia on the banks of the River Angara, situated in the vicinity of Lake Baikal in the Asian part of the country on the Irkutsk-Cheremkhovo plains. Irkutsk is the capital of the Irkutsk oblast (administrative division) and is situated on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Many Art Nouveau churches can be found in Irkutsk. However, several Buddhist temples, Mosques and an Armenian Church can be found as well. The most beautiful is probably The Epiphany Cathedral which is also one of the largest Cathedrals in Russia. Irkutsk has a moderate continental climate with long and cold dry winters and short and wet but pleasant summers. Winters are very cold with temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius on average. The coldest temperature on record is -49.7 degrees Celsius. Summers are relatively warm and reasonably wet with 100 millimeters of precipitation per month. The annual amount of precipitation is only 500 millimeters of rain. The annual humidity figure is 72% on average.

 

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

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 -14 -24 3 12 n/a
February -10 -23 5 8 n/a
March -1 -14 7 7 n/a
April 8 -5 8 8 n/a
May 17 2 9 10 n/a
June 22 8 9 12 n/a
July 24 11 8 15 n/a
August 21 9 7 14 n/a
September 15 7 6 11 n/a
October 6 3 5 9 n/a
November -4 -5 3 11 n/a
December -12 -11 2 14 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

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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