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Russian winter temperature


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Winter cold does not let up in Russia during February, so bring plenty of warm clothes, gloves, socks and the thickest coat you own. Temperatures are likely to be below freezing in major cities for most of your stay, except in more southerly locations such as Sochi, where it usually averages 6°C (41°F).

By May, the weather in most of Russia (even in some cities in Siberia) is more pleasant after the cold winter and early spring. Flowers are appearing, the days are longer and the calendar of events with parades, holidays and festivals starts to fill up.

Except for sporadic cold snaps, June in Russia is mostly warm during the day and cool at night. However, since St. Petersburg has almost 24 hours of daylight, there is not much difference between day and night, so you should bring extra clothes in case it gets cold.

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During March through May, the spring months, temperatures are warm, the days begin to get much longer and spring festivals are the order of the day. And above all, there are few tourists.

However, traveling to Russia during the summer is a task not suitable for every temperament. From June to the end of August, Russia is depopulated by its local inhabitants, who spend the summer months in their cottages. Leaving the main cities in the hands of tourists.

But like everything, there is always a pro and con, in this case the con is that prices are usually a little more expensive and that temperatures in July and August can reach 40 degrees and thus unleash some summer storms. We recommend you to have a raincoat handy.

And as expected, the worst time to travel to Russia is Winter. It starts from the first of December and ends at the end of February. Temperatures during winter vary depending on where you are. The feeling of cold varies a lot, depending on whether you are in the north or south, because of the humidity. The north is much colder than the south, so you will have temperatures of fifty degrees below zero in the north and only 20 degrees below zero in the south.

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The information on this page is based on historical averages and may not reflect current conditions. Please check with local authorities for the latest travel recommendations.

In February, the cold shows no signs of letting up in Russia, so it is advisable to pack thermal clothing, thick gloves and socks, and the warmest coat you can find. In major cities, temperatures are likely to be below freezing for most of the days you spend there. The exception is the southernmost areas, such as Sochi, where thermometers average 6 °C.

Come May, after a freezing winter and a rainy early spring, much of Russia, including Siberia, reaches a much more pleasant climate. Days are longer, vegetation is in bloom and the calendar begins to fill with celebrations, parades and festivals.

Except for some cooler season, June in Russia is rather warm during the day and cool at night. In St. Petersburg, however, there is practically 24 hours of daylight, which means that sometimes night is confused with day. You’d better bring some warm clothes if you don’t want the cold to catch you by surprise.

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