Climate and Weather of Yakutsk, Russia

The climate of Yakutsk

Yakutsk (Якутск) is located in eastern Russia on the Lena River, in the Asian part of the country. Yakutsk is the capital of the Yakutia region. Yakutsk is the largest city in the world built on permafrost, so most of the buildings are built on stilts. The permafrost under this city is about three hundred meters thick. The city was founded in the 17th century; some wooden houses from this time have withstood the test of time and can still be admired.

According to BRIDGAT, Yakutsk has a subarctic climate, with extreme cold in winter and a short summer. The average annual temperature here is about -9 degrees Celsius. The winters are very cold and last very long, the lowest temperature ever recorded is -64 degrees Celsius. In the short summer, however, the temperature quickly rises here and it can easily reach 30 degrees Celsius or more.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January -37℃ -45℃ 1 15
February -30℃ -41℃ 4 11
March -13℃ -30℃ 8 9
April 1℃ -14℃ 9 8
May 13℃ 0℃ 10 9
June 22℃ 8℃ 11 13
July 25℃ 12℃ 11 10
August 22℃ 8℃ 8 11
September 12℃ 0℃ 5 11
October -4℃ -14℃ 3 14
November -25℃ -34℃ 2 17
December -35℃ -43℃ 0 16

The weather in Yakutsky

Here you will find the weather forecast for Yakutsk. View the current weather in Yakutsk and the forecast for the coming days, such as temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather to expect in Yakutsk. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Yakutsk. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Yakutsk? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -37 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is -45 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 1 hour per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -30 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is -41 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -13 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is -30 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 1 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is -14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 13 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 0 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 13 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in August

In August, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around 12 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 0 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -4 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is -14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is -34 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 2 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 17 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in December

In December, the average maximum temperature in Yakutsk is around -35 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is -43 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 0 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

Yakutsk, Russia