The best times to visit Makhachkala for ideal weather are
April 30th to July 1st
August 27th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Makhachkala Travel Guide
Other Makhachkala Travel Info
Weather in Makhachkala
Average temperatures in Makhachkala vary drastically. 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 54th 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 Makhachkala, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 86.7°F (30.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.
Makhachkala Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Makhachkala 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.
Makhachkala Perceived Temperature (F)
Makhachkala Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Makhachkala 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 Makhachkala are August, June, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Makhachkala? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Makhachkala is often around around December 17th 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 Makhachkala.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Makhachkala (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
Makhachkala has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (60.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (78.4%).
Wind in Makhachkala is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Makhachkala.
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||5.8||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7||Gentle breeze||11.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.8||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|May||6||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.6||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.5||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||6.3||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Makhachkala?
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 Makhachkala, Russia is July, followed by February and June. 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 Makhachkala 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 Makhachkala Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 42.3°F (5.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Makhachkala, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.7°F (26.5°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Makhachkala to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.7°F (9.3°C) and 34.2°F (1.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.