Features of climate, weather of Barnaul
Barnaul is located in the zone of the northern temperate zone of the planet. The peculiarities of its climate are manifested in well-pronounced seasonality of periods of the year, rather large annual and daily variations in air temperature. This is explained by the remoteness from large reservoirs. The annual sunshine indicator is higher than Sochi and amounts to 2180 hours.
Winter usually enters the city in November, when the average daily temperature steadily stays at elevations below zero degrees. In the same month, permanent snow cover is laid on the ground. The average monthly temperature in the winter months is usually kept in the range of -13 ...- 16 ° C, the invasion of the arctic air can cause sudden cold snaps to -35 ...- 40 ° C. It snows an average of 20 days every winter month, often blizzards.
Signs of spring are becoming noticeable in mid-March: the sun is shining brighter, drops begin at the end of the month, but still there are cold. In April, the snow may still fall, but by the middle of the month this spring is set. Average daily temperatures steadily stop at elevations above zero degrees.By the middle of April, the snow is completely gone, although it may fall for a short time and in May, when cold weather is possible. Weather conditions in the spring season are unstable, during the day can vary dramatically.
Already at the end of May, the townspeople are happy with the summer weather - the air heats up to temperatures above + 15 ° C. The average monthly temperatures of the summer months are usually within +17 ... + 22 ° C. Rainfall increases - in the three summer months about 45% of total annual quantity of 430 mm. With respect to winter precipitation, the nature of their precipitation changes - they are shorter, but more intense. It often rains with thunderstorms, lightning. During this period, a lot of mosquitoes appear in the city, causing great inconvenience to citizens.
Already at the end of August it is cool at night, although during the day there is warm summer weather. September is already a climatic autumn, although heat returns at the end of the month are still possible. The amount of precipitation decreases, the duration of their precipitation increases. By the middle of October, the rains begin to change to the first snow. Around December 1, on the Ob, which flows near Barnaul, freezing begins.
Depending on the type of cyclones, anticyclones, bursting into the city from different sides,the duration of the seasons in the city may be different. You can see the weather on the site http://barnaul.pogoda24.org/.