What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

It is really dry here, your skin will soak up lotion all year long. - Jul 2019


Oh, it's cold alright! UB is one of the (if not the) coldest capital cities in the world and with good reason. That said, the summer and fall are beautiful! It's also a very dry climate all year round so make sure to drink plenty of water and hydrate your skin. - Oct 2016


Very cold winters - UB holds the proud accolade of the world's coldest capital. However, with good clothing it's perfectly manageable. Summers are pleasant and quite hot. Spring can only be described as moody, with massive swings in pressure, temperature and precipitation in a matter of hours. - Feb 2015


Spring and fall are beautiful but variable. There is snow, but not much sticks. We have not experienced a summer yet. Winter is absolutely brutal. We had a mild winter in 2012 and it reached -35 F/C regularly in January. Makes for great skiing since it never warms up enough in the winter to create icy patches like in Colorado. - May 2012


Almost no crime, coldest capital in the world. - Feb 2012


From October through April, temperatures remain below zero Fahrenheit, and relative humidity is quite low (18% - 30%). It's very dry here. You'll need plenty of lip balm and body lotion. Ulaanbaatar has the dubious honor of being the world's coldest capital. - Feb 2011


It is very cold and dry during the winter (November through May). The summers are warm. Rain occurs during the summer, and the amount varies a lot. The spring is windy, dirty, and brown. - Jan 2009


Winter lasts 6 months here, coldest time is January to March, temp can get -40F at nights. Summer can be very hot. Air is very dry all year round. - Oct 2008


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