The people of Mongolia will soon welcome in the year of the rooster. At the same time, the year of the monkey will draw to a close.
And it will leave behind one of the coldest winters so far this century.
In the Mongolian astrology system, every year – running from around February to January – is represented by one of 12 animals.
People born in the year of the monkey are thought to be clever and playful.
But there is an ancient saying in Mongolia: when the monkey shakes its tail, it will bring on a dzud.