CLIMATE
Climate of the nature reserve
The climate of the Crimean Mountains is transitional from continental to marine, it is often called mountain, or highland. The nature reserve's climate is subtropical, close to the dry Mediterrenian climate.

Depending on the elevation climate changes a lot:
1) at low elevations it is close to the Mediterranean climate;
2) at high elevations it becomes humid temperate;

  • On mountain pastures temperature decreases by 0,6° for every 100 m elevation increase;
  • the precipitation increases: by 40-5 mm up to 600-800 m, by 20 mm above 800 m.
Climate of the nature reserve
The climate of the Crimean Mountains is transitional from continental to marine, it is often called mountain, or highland. The nature reserve's climate is subtropical, close to the dry Mediterrenian climate.

Depending on the elevation climate changes a lot:
1) at low elevations it is close to the Mediterranean climate;
2) at high elevations it becomes humid temperate;

  • On mountain pastures temperature decreases by 0,6° for every 100 m elevation increase;
  • the precipitation increases: by 40-5 mm up to 600-800 m, by 20 mm above 800 m.
Temperature
Temperature
Average yearly: +13°С (55°F)
Average January temperature: +3,5°С (38°F)
Average July temperature: +24°С (75°F)
Frost-free season: 247 days.
Average yearly number of days with snow cover: 11.
Climate
of Ai-Petri
Temperate, cool and humid, is like the climate of the highest treeline of the Carpathian Mountains.
Temperature
  • Average yearly: +5,7°С (42°F).
  • Average January temperature: +4°С (39°F).
  • Average July temperature: +24°С (60°F).
  • The coldest temperature: –26°.
  • Frost-free season: 150–163 days.
Precipitation
Annual precipitation: 980–1050 mm, the highest in Crimea.

Snow cover is typically from November to mid-April. Winter is the wettest season and summer is the driest, but unlike the lower elevations climate, there is no drought season.
Wind
The distinctive feature of the mountain pasture climate are strong and frequent north-west and south-east winds called bora.

The maximum wind speed is 30–40 m/s.
Photos used on this site belong to (photo credits): S. Ledenkov, I. Sikorsky, L. Moroz, V. Kostrov, N. Litvinyuk, D. Rutyanov, S. Alyomov, M. Atamanenko, G. Prokopov, D. Voinov, Y. Timofeev, Y. Shumlyaeva, M. Rozanov, V. Anzylov, V. Zyuzin, A. Gromov, Y. Zhuravleva, E. Nekadimova, N. Krymsky, K. Polyanskaya, A. Rybintsev, A. Mishin, A. Dmitrieva and naturerussia.travel
Photos used on this site belong to (photo credits): S. Ledenkov, I. Sikorsky, L. Moroz, V. Kostrov, N. Litvinyuk, D. Rutyanov, S. Alyomov, M. Atamanenko, G. Prokopov, D. Voinov, Y. Timofeev, Y. Shumlyaeva, M. Rozanov, V. Anzylov, V. Zyuzin, A. Gromov, Y. Zhuravleva, E. Nekadimova, N. Krymsky, K. Polyanskaya, A. Rybintsev, A. Mishin, A. Dmitrieva and naturerussia.travel
Contacts
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+7 365 423 30 50
+7 365 437 88 41

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