Mongolia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Mongolia

The best time to visit in Mongolia is from June until August, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Mongolia is 22°C in July and the lowest is -17°C in January.

Mongolia has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Mongolia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Mongolia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -17 -14 -5 6 14 19 22 20 13 4 -8 -15
Precipitation (mm) 1 2 6 9 15 28 33 30 14 7 4 2
Climate data from city: Ulaanbaatar

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14 day weather forecast Mongolia

The weather for in Mongolia will be -11° till -7° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Mongolia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Ulaanbaatar.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-12°
-18°
0.5 cm 0.6 mm 60% 2 m/s 1
Monday 29 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-11°
-18°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-11°
-18°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 1 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-9°
-15°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-14°
0 cm 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-5°
-14°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-6°
-13°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-13°
0.4 cm 0.4 mm 55% 4 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-13°
-20°
0 cm 0.4 mm 25% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-10°
-20°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-6°
-13°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-8°
-13°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-8°
-14°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-7°
-14°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1

Climate Mongolia

Mongolia has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It hardly rains here. The average annual temperature for Mongolia is 3° degrees and there is about 149 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Mongolia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -17 -14 -5 6 14 19 22 20 13 4 -8 -15
Night temp. (°C) -27 -26 -16 -4 3 10 12 10 3 -4 -16 -24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 1 2 6 9 15 28 33 30 14 7 4 2
Days with rain 2 3 6 6 6 12 14 12 7 4 3 3
Days with snow 7 7 8 6 3 - - - 2 6 8 8
Dry days 22 18 17 18 22 18 17 19 21 21 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 7 8 10 11 12 12 11 9 8 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 4 2 2 2 2
Climate data from city: Ulaanbaatar

Mongolia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Mongolia? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Mongolia?

Mongolia lies in a straight line about 12,367 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Ulaanbaatar).

How long is the flight to Mongolia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Mongolia is approximately 15 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Mongolia?

These are the largest airports in Mongolia:

How many inhabitants are there in Mongolia?

Mongolia has approximately 3,219,100 inhabitants.

How big is Mongolia?

The area of Mongolia is around 1,565,000 km². It is 1,5x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Mongolia?

The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar.

What is the currency of Mongolia?

In Mongolia the Mongolian tögrög (MNT) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 Mongolian tögrög = 184.38 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.005 Mongolian tögrög
  • 10 Mongolian tögrög = 1,843.78 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.054 Mongolian tögrög
  • 100 Mongolian tögrög = 18,437.79 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 0.54 Mongolian tögrög

What is the area code of Mongolia?

The area code to call Mongolia is +976.