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Average Weather in Ust’-Koksa Russia

In Ust’-Koksa, the summers are comfortable; the winters are long, frigid, and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -2°F to 74°F and is rarely below -16°F or above 83°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ust’-Koksa for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 21 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 74°F and low of 53°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.7 months, from November 17 to March 9, with an average daily high temperature below 27°F. The coldest day of the year is February 1, with an average low of -2°F and high of 18°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Ust’-KoksawarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-20°F-20°F-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FFeb 118°FFeb 118°FJul 2374°FJul 2374°F-2°F-2°F53°F53°FMay 2162°FMay 2162°FSep 1462°FSep 1462°FNov 1727°FNov 1727°FMar 927°FMar 927°F41°F41°F40°F40°F10°F10°F4°F4°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfrigidfrigidfrigidfrigidfreezingfreezingcoldcoolcoolcomfortablevery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Grimshaw, Canada (4,968 miles away) and Meadow Lake, Canada (5,183 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ust’-Koksa (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ust’-Koksa, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Ust’-Koksa begins around April 1 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 9. On August 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 1. On December 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 34% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Ust’-KoksaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 1064%Aug 1064%Dec 1734%Dec 1734%Apr 149%Apr 149%Oct 950%Oct 950%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ust’-Koksa varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from April 12 to October 21, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 36% on July 15.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from October 21 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 3% on January 23.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Ust’-Koksa changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 7.6 months, from March 19 to November 5. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 36% on July 15.

Snow alone is the most common for 4.4 months, from November 5 to March 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 8% on November 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Ust’-KoksasnowrainsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1536%Jul 1536%Jan 233%Jan 233%Mar 199%Mar 199%Nov 517%Nov 517%Jan 15%Jan 15%NowNowrainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ust’-Koksa experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from March 30 to November 5, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 17, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from November 5 to March 30. The least rain falls around January 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Ust’-KoksarainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inJul 172.2 inJul 172.2 inJan 110.0 inJan 110.0 inMar 300.5 inMar 300.5 inNov 50.5 inNov 50.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ust’-Koksa experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from October 13 to April 10, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around November 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.1 months, from April 10 to October 13. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Ust’-KoksasnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 inNov 170.4 inNov 170.4 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inMar 100.2 inMar 100.2 inJan 240.1 inJan 240.1 inOct 130.1 inOct 130.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ust’-Koksa varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 2 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 10 minMar 2012 hr, 10 minMar 2016 hr, 25 minJun 2116 hr, 25 minJun 2112 hr, 12 minSep 2312 hr, 12 minSep 238 hr, 2 minDec 218 hr, 2 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:06 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 11 minutes later at 8:17 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:14 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 18 minutes later at 8:32 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ust’-Koksa during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 174:06 AMJun 174:06 AM8:32 PMJun 258:32 PMJun 25Dec 124:14 PMDec 124:14 PM8:17 AMDec 318:17 AMDec 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Ust’-Koksa, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%NowNowdrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ust’-Koksa experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 8.2 months, from September 27 to June 4, with average wind speeds of more than 6.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is November 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 3.8 months, from June 4 to September 27. The calmest day of the year is July 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Ust’-KoksawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphNov 177.7 mphNov 177.7 mphJul 235.1 mphJul 235.1 mphSep 276.4 mphSep 276.4 mphJun 46.4 mphJun 46.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ust’-Koksa varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 1.5 months, from May 9 to June 23 and for 1.5 months, from July 6 to August 20, with a peak percentage of 35% on May 28. The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 weeks, from June 23 to July 6, with a peak percentage of 33% on June 29. The wind is most often from the south for 8.6 months, from August 20 to May 9, with a peak percentage of 82% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Ust’-KoksaSWNWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ust’-Koksa throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ust’-Koksa for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ust’-Koksabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.45.40.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ust’-Koksa for hot-weather activities is from late June to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810101.91.90.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Ust’-Koksa typically lasts for 3.8 months (118 days), from around May 22 to around September 16, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 8, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 3.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ust’-Koksagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%May 2250%May 2250%Sep 1650%Sep 1650%Jun 890%Jun 890%Aug 3190%Aug 3190%May 310%May 310%Oct 310%Oct 310%0%Nov 240%Nov 24Jul 21100%Jul 21100%NowNowfrigidfreezingcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Ust’-Koksa should appear around May 18, only rarely appearing before May 9 or after May 29.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Ust’-KoksaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°FMay 1890°FMay 1890°FJul 31900°FJul 31900°FDec 311,410°FDec 311,410°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 25 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 13, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 28 to February 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 1.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Ust’-KoksabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 137.1 kWhJun 137.1 kWhDec 191.1 kWhDec 191.1 kWhApr 255.9 kWhApr 255.9 kWhAug 185.9 kWhAug 185.9 kWhOct 282.3 kWhOct 282.3 kWhFeb 102.3 kWhFeb 102.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ust’-Koksa are 50.270 deg latitude, 85.611 deg longitude, and 3,205 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ust’-Koksa contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,500 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,451 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,417 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (10,299 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ust’-Koksa is covered by cropland (41%), trees (32%), and grassland (28%), within 10 miles by trees (46%) and grassland (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and grassland (28%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ust’-Koksa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Ust’-Koksa is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Ust’-Koksa, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.