Climate and Weather of Irkutsk, Russia

The climate of Irkutsk

Irkutsk (Иркутск) is located in southern Russia on the Angara River, near Lake Baikal in the Asian part of the country on the Irkutsk-Cheremchovo Plain. Irkutsk is the capital of the eponymous oblast (administrative unit) and is located on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The city is rich in churches built in the Art Nouveau style, but there are also mosques, Buddhist temples and an Armenian church. The most beautiful of these is the Epiphany Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in Russia.

According to citypopulationreview, Irkutsk has a moderate continental climate, with long cold dry winters and short, wet, pleasant summers. The winters are very cold, with an average of -20 degrees Celsius:; the cold record here is -49.7 degrees Celsius. Summers are relatively warm, but also quite wet, with an average rainfall of around 100mm, while the annual average is just under 500mm. The average annual humidity is 72 percent.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January -14℃ -24℃ 3 12
February -10℃ -23℃ 5 8
March -1℃ -14℃ 7 7
April 8℃ -5℃ 8 8
May 17℃ 2℃ 9 10
June 22℃ 8℃ 9 12
July 24℃ 11℃ 8 15
August 21℃ 9℃ 7 14
September 15℃ 7℃ 6 11
October 6℃ 3℃ 5 9
November -4℃ -5℃ 3 11
December -12℃ -11℃ 2 14

The weather in Irkutsky

Here you will find the weather forecast for Irkutsk. View the current weather in Irkutsk and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Irkutsk. Based on climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Irkutsk. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Irkutsk? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around -14 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is -24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around -10 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is -23 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around -1 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is -14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 7 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 8 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is -5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 17 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 24 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 9 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 15 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around 6 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around -4 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is -5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Irkutsk is around -12 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is -11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 2 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

Irkutsk, Russia