Another word for bleak
Applied to countryside or conditions
dreary, desolate, bare, cheerless, wild, exposed, barren, blank, disheartening, weary, melancholy, lonely, flat, somber, grim, distressing, depressing, comfortless, hopeless, drear, joyless, uninviting, dull, sad, mournful, monotonous, waste, gloomy, dismal, unsheltered, windswept, treeless, frowning, blighted, blasted, unpopulated, desert, deserted, fog-hung, craggy, scorched, stony, burned (over), denuded, bombed, deforested, bulldozed, cleared, frozen.
Applied to atmosphere
chill, windy, stormy, boisterous, cold, piercing, cutting, wintry, keen, biting, icy, hiemal, shivery, boreal, bitter, rigorous, chilly, nipping, severe, raw, freezing, inclement, frosty, pinching, glacial, polar, arctic, sharp, harsh, dank, foul, murky, misty, foggy, brumous.