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Hot summer ends with cold blast and 'abnormal' August snow

By The Siberian Times reporter
31 August 2017

Yakutia in a white blanket as temperatures dip to minus 6C as winter 'comes too soon'.

The snowfall was especially strong in Udachny village, in Mirny district. Picture: The Siberian Times

This region is the coldest in the world, yet locals also enjoy warm and even hot summers, but this year the season ended abruptly in several districts.

Snowfalls hit the towns of Neryungri and Aldan in stark contrast to a summer high of 37C in Yakutia, also known as the Sakha Republic. 

The snowfall was especially strong in Udachny village, in Mirny district.

Snow in August


Snow in August


Snow in August

Snowfalls hit the towns of Neryungri and Aldan in stark contrast to a summer high of 37C in Yakutia. Pictures: @denissaperov, Yakutia.com

Local weather bureau specialists explained the unseasonal August snow by a strong cyclone coming from the Arctic.

'This is a weather abnormality, but we do get such interventions from the Arctic from time to time,' a bureau spokesman said. 

Locals greeted summer snow with Instagram messages like: 'Why oh why snow? This summer was so good!' (Olga from Aldan).

Snow in August


Snow in August


Snow in August


Snow in August


Snow in August


Snow in August

'This is a weather abnormality, but we do get such interventions from the Arctic from time to time.' Pictures: The Siberian Times, Aizhan Bakesheva, @denissaperov, Mariya Uvarova

'I woke up, got to the window and couldn't believe my eyes - the trees were all completely covered with snow!' (Roman from Aikhal).

'Go away winter, you came too soon!' complained Alyona from Neryungri. 

The region can expect temperatures falling to minus 60C or below in the winter. 

Comments (5)

Beautiful Neryungri. I was there as a representative för a Swedish multinational company.in 1991/1992 and I remember with affection the friendly, clever and strong people of the town Hope many of them are still going strong!
Björn Bäckström, Sweden
05/09/2017 15:41
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So beautiful Love visiting Russia in fall and winter. Total beauty rom Moscow to Vladivostok in December was the best 2 me best was Moscow 12 days oct nov and 3rd Queen Elizabeth to St Petersburg ❤️❤️❤️
Patricia gothard, Laguna woods CA
05/09/2017 04:15
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I agree with Benedikt and Larry, Fantastic and Beautiful indeed. On the topic of Moscow weather, I am really looking forward to visiting Moscow very soon and am packing my umbrella based on the latest forecasts. I would love to be out early in the morning walking my dog in the softly falling snow.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
04/09/2017 09:22
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FANTASTISKT VACKERT UNDERBART.
LARRY ROSENGREN, SWEDEN
03/09/2017 20:14
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nice pics. well Yakutia is far away, but my winter gear here in Moscow is ready... special the things i need when walking the dog at early hours. and here the weather has than some nice surprises in stall....
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
01/09/2017 09:01
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