The best times to visit Astrakhan for ideal weather are

April 23rd to June 17th

or

August 13th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Astrakhan Travel Info

Weather in Astrakhan

Temperature

Average temperatures in Astrakhan vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Astrakhan, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69°F (20.6°C) at night.

Astrakhan Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Astrakhan Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Astrakhan Perceived Temperature (F)

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Astrakhan Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Astrakhan Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 30.1 24.2 17.8
Feb 31.9 24.4 17.4
Mar 47.5 38.2 29.7
Apr 62.8 52.6 42.1
May 78 67.5 55.9
Jun 87 76.2 64
Jul 91.6 80.2 67.8
Aug 90 78.1 66.1
Sep 75.7 64.8 54.7
Oct 61.3 51.2 42.3
Nov 46 38.6 31.7
Dec 34.9 30 24.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.1 -4.3 -7.9
Feb -0.1 -4.2 -8.1
Mar 8.6 3.4 -1.3
Apr 17.1 11.4 5.6
May 25.6 19.7 13.3
Jun 30.6 24.6 17.8
Jul 33.1 26.8 19.9
Aug 32.2 25.6 18.9
Sep 24.3 18.2 12.6
Oct 16.3 10.7 5.7
Nov 7.8 3.7 -0.2
Dec 1.6 -1.1 -4.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Astrakhan are February, October, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Astrakhan? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Astrakhan is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Astrakhan.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Astrakhan (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 4% 1.8 0.3
Feb 1% 2.7 0.1
Mar 4% 1.5 0.4
Apr 4% 0 0.7
May 5% 0 0.6
Jun 4% 0 0.4
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 5% 0 0.6
Oct 1% 0 0.2
Nov 3% 2.1 0.4
Dec 6% 1.3 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 4.6 0.8
Feb 1 6.9 0.3
Mar 4 3.8 1
Apr 4 0 1.8
May 5 0 1.5
Jun 4 0 1
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 5 0 1.5
Oct 1 0 0.5
Nov 3 5.3 1
Dec 6 3.3 1.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Astrakhan has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (38.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.6%).

Wind in Astrakhan is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Astrakhan.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.3 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.3 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.3 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.9%
Feb 72%
Mar 61.7%
Apr 47.9%
May 45%
Jun 38.7%
Jul 38.9%
Aug 40.8%
Sep 51.7%
Oct 61.1%
Nov 73.4%
Dec 79.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Astrakhan?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Russia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Astrakhan, Russia is August, followed by June and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Astrakhan in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.1 in January means 50.1% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Astrakhan Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 82.9°F (28.3°C) and 40°F (4.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Astrakhan, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Astrakhan to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 40°F (4.4°C) and 27.1°F (-2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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