Climate in Uzbekistan
Climate in Uzbekistan is extreme continental. It is expressed in sharp amplitudes of day and night, as well as, summer and winter temperatures. The sunny country has an arid nature and low relative humidity. Uzbekistan climate is dictated by its double landlocked geographical location. Length of the day in summer is about 15 hours in the winter - at least nine.
The coldest month is January. The temperature drops in the north to 8 C and below, and the extreme south, near the town of Termez, it is above zero. The absolute minimum winter temperatures of 35-38 degrees below zero.
The hottest months are July and August. During this period the average temperature on the plains and foothills is 25-30 degrees Celsius, while in the south (Termez - Sherabad) it reaches 41-42 degrees. The maximum temperature was registered in the city of Termez - 50 degrees (July 1944).
In most of the annual rainfall does not exceed 200-300 mm.
Lakes in the country are small, largest of them - the Aral, since it takes quite a large area, it became known as the sea.
Over the past 30 years the Aral Sea has dropped by 12-14 meters, the banks went to tens of kilometers. Its water table has decreased by five times.
Uzbekistan, in cooperation with Central Asian states and with the support of the international community takes urgent action to downplayed the negative effects of this environmental catastrophe.