Irkutsk, Siberia Soars To 28C Despite A Still Frozen Lake Baikal Nearby

Written by on April 27, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments

On April 24th, the city of Irkutsk, located in the heart of Siberia just west of a still part frozen Lake Baikal (contains 20% of world’s fresh water) soared to 27.9C in a sudden swing from winter to summer.

Credit: Etienne Kapikian @EKMeteo

While the April 24th reading is 15C above normal for late April and warmest for this early in the season, it’s not a new April record.

Interestingly, just last April did Irkutsk observe it’s warmest April day since 1899 with 29C. Just 0.2C off the record. The hottest ever reading is 37.2C, lowest -49.7C.


Tags: , ,

Follow us

Connect with Mark Vogan on social media to get notified about new posts and for the latest weather updates.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

Leave a Reply