The tundra is the coldest region in the world. Fierce winds blow while snow and ice cover the ground. Even the sea freezes as the temperature gets cooler. Sometimes, the strong winds create ' white outs ' when the snow blows so much that it is hard to see! Whiteouts last for days. The tundra has a short summer that lasts from May to July. During the summer, the temperature only rises to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average yearly temperature is only 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. There is very little rainfall or snowfall in a tundra climate less than 10 inches of precipitation yearly. So in fact, the tundra is drier than many of the world's hottest deserts!