Mongolia has an extreme continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. There are 257 cloudless, sunny days a year and is known to the world as the country of “The land of Blue Sky”.
SEASON SPECIALS MONGOLIAN IN SPRING – FORECASTING VITALITY
Temperature: 10 (North) to 20 (South) during the day and 5 (North) to 15 (South) during the night (all figures in Celsius). Spring is known for its fresh breezes and magnificent vivacity, especially so in Mongolia when wilderness triumphs over the wintery earth and nomadic life is reinvigorated with its new members. From ancient times, the season was considered to be an auspicious one welcoming the newborn of the herd to nomadic families. Cries of the young herd, fresh country wind, warm and cushy spring sun is nothing short of fantasy world.
MONGOLIAN IN SUMMER – CELEBRATIONS ABOUND
Temperature: from 24 to 30 during the day and from 15 to 25 during the night (all figures in Celsius) Mongolian summer attracts many guests: pleasant weather and clear skies, pristine lakes and brimming wild, green steppes with grazing sheep and galloping horses, glorious sunshine and hints of refreshing rain, epitome of nomadic lifestyle and celebrations are what define our summers. Most prominent of all is the Naadam Festival in mid-July – a grand celebration of traditional sports (wrestling, archery and horse racing), where to whole nation moves in unison to cheer for their idols. Indeed, summer is the liveliest of all, for both people and wildlife.
MONGOLIA IN FALL – WINTER IS COMING
Temperature: from 15 to 20 during the day and from 5 to 15 during the nights (all figures in Celsius) Golden Fall is the calm season where both man and nature take a breather to prepare for what is to come, the Winter. From late August, nomads begin preparing – hoarding food for their families and feed for their herd. Nature, on the other hand, sheds its green to cover the whole land in gold. If you are visiting us during this period, Mongolia can welcome you and Fall with the Golden Eagle Festival.
MONGOLIA IN WINTER – NORTH OF NORTH
Temperature: from -10 to -30 during the day and from -20 to -35 during the night (all figures in Celsius) In Mongolian tradition, winters are broken down into nine “nines” or 81 days, a schematic interpretation of the season dating back to archaic times. Each “nines” is special and unique from the others and reflect our Nomadic heritage. In late winter, Mongolians celebrate “Tsagaan Sar” or the Lunar New Year, an important aspect of the Mongolian nomadic culture. Though it coincides with the rest of Asia, it is in no way resembling – it is truly unique and embodies the best Winter has to offer. Last but not least, it`s hard to imagine the Mongolian winter without “Ice Festival” of Khovsgol Lake, the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia. Here, people celebrate the pristine lake and its otherworldly beauty.
Generally, visitors to Mongolia should be aware of the drastic drop of temperature from day to night. It is strongly advisable to carry a sweater or even light jacket towards the evening. It can become especially chilly at night in South Gobi (the Desert). Winds are a regular feature of Mongolia, with rarely a day without a slow breeze of 4-9 meters per second. In summer cool winds come mostly from north- west and relieving the land from summer heat. However, sudden collision of warmth and cool air can result in sudden heavy rains. We make a point of having raingear ready at all times.