Summer snow in West Mongolia

Summer snow in West Mongolia

Unexpected summer snowfall was reported in the southwestern mountainous parts of Bayan Ulgi province, Mongolia on June 28, 2019. 

According to Jagsalag Khulibek, expert at Bayan-Ulgii Province's meteorological bureau, the completely surprising snowfall had precipitation of 2 - 3 mm (up to 0.09 inches).

It was brought to the country by a powerful cyclone from Siberia. 

Bayan Ulgi province is to the west of Mongolia. It has borders with Russia and China. 

Featured image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Acquired June 28, 2019


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