Mongolia weather

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The weather guide for Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Mongolia weather overview

With Siberia to its north and China at its southern border, Mongolia consists largely of high plateau, with the Gobi Desert in its south and grasslands to the north and east. It has a brief, warm summer from April to October, then suffers an extremely cold Siberian-style winter which lasts for up to seven months and can be very harsh indeed. Icy winds make life unpleasant even though snowfall is rare, apart from in the western mountains.

What to pack for Mongolia weather

Although there are periods of winter sunshine, very heavy clothing is recommended. Even in the summer, you'll need warm clothing. Rainfall is generally low, but most likely to occur between June and September, in the period of China's summer monsoon. So go prepared for rain at this time.

Which is the hottest month in Mongolia?

The hottest time of year in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 22°C.

Which month has the most rain in Mongolia?

In terms of rainfall, August is usually the wettest month in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with 86mm on average. There are normally 16 days in August with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Mongolia?

The sunniest time of year in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 71% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Mongolia and the UK?

The time difference between Mongolia and the UK is GMT+7 to GMT+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Mongolia?

The main language spoken in Mongolia is Mongolian.

What is the currency in Mongolia?

The currency in Mongolia is the Mongolian Togrog (MNT).

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Which plugs are used in Mongolia?

Mongolia uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Mongolia?

They drive on the right side of the road in Mongolia.

Do you need a visa for Mongolia?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Mongolia.

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Compare Mongolia weather with the USA

Below the Mongolia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar) and the USA (Washington).

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