Baikal is located at a significant altitude above sea level: 457 meters. In addition, the lake is located in the middle of a huge continental massif of the North Asia. These two conditions largely determine the Baikal climate.
Only the altitude of Lake Baikal above the sea level greatly contributes to the existing temperatures which are two or more degrees lower than those in the places on the same latitude as the lake, but at the sea level. The continental location of Lake Baikal enhances both the temperature difference during the day and the amplitude of annual fluctuations.
July and August are traditionally considered the warmest months on the lake, however, even during these months the water in the Baikal bays warms up to a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius.
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