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This climate is characterized by bitterly cold temperatures and scant precipitation. It occurs poleward of 65° N and S latitude over the ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica and over the permanently frozen portion of the Arctic Ocean. In snow and ice climate regions, temperatures are below freezing throughout the year, and annual temperature ranges are large but again not as large as in the continental subarctic climates. Winters are frigid; the lowest temperatures occur at the end of the long polar night. Precipitation is meager in the cold, stable air, with the largest amounts occurring on the coastal margins. Most of this precipitation results from the periodic penetration of a cyclone into the region, which brings snow and ice pellets and, with strong winds, blizzards. High winds also occur in the outer portions of the Greenland and Antarctic EF climates, where cold, dense air drains off the higher, central sections of the ice caps. The EF climate holds the distinction for the lowest recorded temperatures at Earth's surface in Antarctica.
The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "EF". (Snow and Ice Climate).
The average temperature for the year in Ostrov Ushakova is 5.0°F (-15°C). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 32.0°F (0°C). The coolest month on average is February, with an average temperature of -14.0°F (-25.6°C).
The highest recorded temperature in Ostrov Ushakova is 41.0°F (5°C), which was recorded in July. The lowest recorded temperature in Ostrov Ushakova is -48.0°F (-44.4°C), which was recorded in December.
There are an average of 162.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in May with 19.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in February with 10.0 days.
In terms of liquid precipitation, there are an average of 15.0 days of rain, with the most rain occurring in July with 5.0 days of rain, and the least rain occurring in January with 0.0 days of rain.