Mongolia experiences extreme cold weather


Xinhua News

23rd January 2023 – (Sukhbaatar) Large parts of Mongolia have been experiencing extreme cold weather in recent days, the country’s National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring said Monday.

Overnight temperature dropped to minus 50 degrees Celsius in Bayantes soum, an administrative subdivision of the western Mongolian province of Zavkhan, from Sunday to Monday, marking the coldest temperature in Mongolia since 2018, the weather monitoring agency said in a statement.

In addition, the agency recorded minus 46.4 degrees Celsius in Sukhbaatar city, capital of the northern province of Selenge, on Sunday night.

Overnight temperatures in other parts of the Asian country, including the national capital of Ulan Bator, exceeded minus 40 degrees Celsius last night.

The extreme cold weather is expected to continue through the entire week, the agency said, urging the public, especially nomadic herders and drivers, to take extra precautions against possible disasters.

Mongolia’s climate is strongly continental, with long and frigid weathers. A temperature of minus 25 degrees is standard during winter.