What Is the Typical Temperature Range for a Tundra Biome?


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The average temperature range for the tundra biome in the true Arctic Circle is 30 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter, and an average of 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. The long winter brings months of total darkness with a consistent temperature below 20 degree Fahrenheit.

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The short summer months offer a balmier weather and more sun, enabling plants to grow and reproduce. The inland regions of Canada, Siberia and Alaska experience the warmest summers, while the coldest temperatures occur in northeastern Siberia, where winter temperatures have reached a record drop of negative 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the low precipitation rate, the tundra biome remains wet and cold all year round because of poor drainage conditions and slow evaporation rate.

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