Top 12 Facts about Temperatures in Siberia

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1.            The average annual temperature in Siberia over the past 100 years has risen by 1.6 degrees.

2.            Meteorologists believe that the increase in Siberia temperature is due to a twofold increase in the frequency of natural disasters in the region, such as drought, heavy rains, wind gusts, severe floods and low-water rivers, and other natural disasters.

3.            Warm weather in the Asian part of Russia leads to the emergence of new animals and insects in the region. A unique ecosystem of Siberia is endangered, particularly forests, which are the largest in the world.

4.            Most severe frost in Siberia was recorded in one unusual place –the Russian pole of cold Oymyakon.

5.            Recently, there was a sensation. On February 18, 2013 in Oymyakon (northern Siberia) was recorded a new record low – minus 71 degrees Celsius! The previous record of minus 68 degrees Celsius has held in this place since 1993. And even in such cold, the life in the district does not stop.

6.            Over the years, summer temperatures in Siberia may be very different from the average, and in a big way. For example, in the summer of 1989, the temperatures for a long time held at + 30 degrees Celsius to + 35 and even up to + 40 degrees Celsius. In 1999, in the southern Siberia in summer the temperature warmed up to +30 … +36 degrees Celsius. The same situation was in 2005.

7.            Siberia is divided into two parts that have different climates. Western Siberia (from the mountains of the Urals to the Yenisey River) has a continental climate. The coldest month is January, with the temperatures of -15 to -40 degrees Celsius. In the warmest summer month of July the temperature is +15 to +35 degrees Celsius.

8.            The second part of Siberia is East Siberia (from the Yenisey River to the Russian Far East).

9.            The climate in Eastern Siberia is very severe, sharp continental. In January the temperature drops to -40 to -50 degrees Celsius, and in the summer it is as hot as in Western Siberia.

10.          Temperature fluctuations in Eastern Yakutia (Siberia’s region) reach … 100 degrees, and in the Russian pole of cold – up to 130 degrees.

11.          Sharply continental climate and low winter temperatures led to the formation of permafrost in Siberia, a layer of which can reach a depth from 5-10 to 600-800 meters. Hot summer thaws the soil to only 1 meter, creating countless puddles and swamps.

12.          The average annual increase in temperature causes active melting of permafrost, which in turn produces methane. Methane, entering the atmosphere, is 21 times stronger than carbon dioxide, and it accelerates global warming. It creates a self-sustaining process.

Temperature anomalies – natural progression or errors of human activities?

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4 responses to “Top 12 Facts about Temperatures in Siberia”

  1. Tan Pung Eng Madam says:

    I AM A SINGAPOREAN IN TROPICAL HOMELAND. I am sure i can survive in Siberia such a -40C 😰😰😰😰😰 or -1c so-long is – i can not imagine. GREAT SIBARIAN. But i think the HOT SORING WATER … How many hot spring water souce you have? Good luck …..any other special features besides hot springs….

  2. Peter Kroll says:

    In the past few weeks I have read a lot articles and viewed numerous videos. I saw that Siberia is a very very beautiful huge area in our world.
    Surviving the cold? That problem can be solved. The real problem for Siberia seems is the lack of infrastructure. Lacking infrastructure = slow or no development. But then … your place is utterly beautiful!

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