Mongolians are set to “enjoy” the hottest day of the year so far on Sunday (27 June) with temperatures hitting highs of 39C; it is expected to feel even hotter in some places! The Gobi will be truly roasting as will be the northern tourist destination in Khuvsgul and capital city of Ulaanbaatar; the cause – high pressure moving in from the Russian Federation.
Weather forecasters promise 30-34C in most parts of Mongolia from 26 June. In Ulaanbaatar, temperatures are set to hit 33C. Therefore, a heat-health alert has been issued by officials. Health authorities encouraged those most vulnerable – many of whom have been shielding during the lockdown – to protect themselves amid the “exceptionally hot weather forecast this week”.
However, thunder storm is expected in the country on Monday (28 June.)
According to meteorological agency, July temperatures will be hotter than normal for many years.