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Mongolia is not coldest and remotest part of the world as often portrayed in the Western media. Though winter last from November to March,-30 Celsius real cold lasts only one month, from mid-December to January. The rest of winter temperature fluctuates around -10 -14 Celsius. It should be noted that snow blizzard and dust storms often occur in spring making this period from snow melting in late March to first grass in late May the least comfortable.

Summer from mid-May to mid-September is usually warm with average temperature of +18 to +26. There are short rains in July and early August. On some days temperature may go above + 30 which can be felt hard, especially in South Gobi region.

In summer almost 70% of precipitation falls, but this does not mean rainy days. Rains rarely last for more than 2-3 days. Most of rains occur in mid- July and early August and wise herders prefer to move away from rivers and put up their dwellings on hills to avoid sudden flood. The highest temperature is in Gobi Desert region with + 30 Celsius lasts for more than 40 days. On some days it can be + 40 Celsius. One specific of the weather, visitors to Mongolia should be aware of, is 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.

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 west bringing in some relief from summer heat. However, sudden collision of warm and cool air masses results in sudden heavy rains.