Hustai National Park lies within an arid, cool climatic zone. It is characterized by harsh cold winters and cool summers--when it can be hot during the day and very cold at night--and frequent windy and stormy days. The weather is generally harsh and variable with little precipitation.  The following information is from meteorological research conducted in the park from 1995 through 2015:


- Annual temperature mean was 0°celsius (C)

- Lowest temperatures occurred in January

- Monthly average temperature was -20.3°C, with a lowest cold temperature of -50°C

- Cold days lasted 170 to 180 days

- Hottest days occurred in July

- Weekly temperature averaged was 19.0°C, sometimes reaching up to 42.0°C

- Total number of hours of sun per year was 2,500 to 2,900 hours


- Yearly mean precipitation was 228 millimeters (mm)

- Highest amount of annual precipitation recorded was 344.5 mm in 2003

- Eighty percent of all precipitation (i.e., peak period of precipitation) occurred between May and August

- Least amount of annual precipitation was 112.5 mm in 2007

Wind Speed:

- Average wind speed was 3.5 to 4.5 meters per second (m/sec) between March and May; 2.7 to 3.1 m/sec between June and October; and 1.2-2.0 m/sec between November and February

- Dust and snow storms happened frequently in the spring