The best times to visit Kostroma for ideal weather are
April 30th to September 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kostroma Travel Guide
Weather in Kostroma
Average temperatures in Kostroma vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd 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 Kostroma, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 79.1°F (26.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.8°F (15.4°C) at night.
Kostroma Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kostroma Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Kostroma Perceived Temperature (F)
Kostroma Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kostroma 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kostroma are July, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in Kostroma? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kostroma is often around around March 12th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kostroma.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kostroma (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kostroma has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (50.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.9%).
Wind in Kostroma is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and December. February’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.9 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kostroma.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.7||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||7.5||Gentle breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.7||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||6||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.6||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.8||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.4||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||7||Gentle breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7.3||Gentle breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kostroma?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kostroma, Russia is May, followed by March and February. 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 Kostroma in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Kostroma Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kostroma, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 26.6°F (-3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 7 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 Kostroma to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 29.1°F (-1.6°C) and 9.6°F (-12.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.