Turned to The Ice Town
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The Siberian cold, which is effective in Ardahan, continues to affect life negatively. In the city where the temperature of the air has dropped to minus 28 degrees, the citizens are anxious from cold.
They say, “We are living the coldest November of the month in the city. Indeed, Ardahan is now freezing and very cold. ”
Ardahan has a warm summer humid continental climate (Dfb) under the Köppen classification, bordering on an alpine subarctic (Dfc) climate under the Köppen classification, and a cool summer continental climate (Dcb) under the Trewartha classification, with warm and brief summers with cool nights and very cold winters. Like in other parts of Eastern Anatolia, the climate turns subalpine on the hillsides. Major cities and towns have been situated on lower elevations for milder climatic conditions, as much as possible, therefore the city and the main towns have less characteristics of subalpine climate in comparison to the province in general.
Winters are very snowy with snow cover lasting from late October to mid April. Although sometimes it snows in September and May, it usually doesn’t remain on the ground for long. On rare occasions it can even snow in summer months, especially early and late summer, such as the August 2013 incident. However strong snowfall was recorded even in July in the past. Average annual temperaure is 3.5 °C (38.3 °F). There average fourteen nights below −30 °C (−22.0 °F) each year, and on averageone night below −40 °C (−40.0 °F) in fourteen years. The highest recorded temperature was 35 °C (95.0 °F) on 29 August 1998. The lowest recorded temperature was −50.3 °C (−58.5 °F) on 14 January 1941. Average low January temperature since 1960s is −17.1 °C (1.2 °F).