The best times to visit Minsk for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Minsk Travel Info

Weather in Minsk

Temperature

Average temperatures in Minsk vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Minsk, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 79.2°F (26.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.7°F (15.4°C) at night.

Minsk Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Minsk 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.

Minsk Perceived Temperature (F)

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Minsk Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Minsk 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 27.3 23.7 19.4
Feb 28.9 24.4 19.7
Mar 41.4 35.1 28.2
Apr 55.4 47.4 37.6
May 66.3 58.1 47.9
Jun 72.4 64.5 54.7
Jul 76.1 68.3 58.8
Aug 75.5 66.9 57
Sep 63.7 56.2 48.1
Oct 49.8 44.1 37.7
Nov 40.5 37 33.2
Dec 31.2 28.2 24.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.6 -4.6 -7
Feb -1.7 -4.2 -6.8
Mar 5.2 1.7 -2.1
Apr 13 8.6 3.1
May 19.1 14.5 8.8
Jun 22.4 18.1 12.6
Jul 24.5 20.2 14.9
Aug 24.2 19.4 13.9
Sep 17.6 13.4 8.9
Oct 9.9 6.7 3.2
Nov 4.7 2.8 0.7
Dec -0.4 -2.1 -4.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Minsk are April, September, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Minsk? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Minsk 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 Minsk.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Minsk (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 24% 5.3 2.2
Feb 20% 8.1 1.5
Mar 19% 8 1.5
Apr 16% 7.4 1.7
May 28% 1.2 3.2
Jun 27% 0 3.3
Jul 28% 0 3.8
Aug 20% 0 2.4
Sep 17% 0 1.9
Oct 18% 1.6 1.9
Nov 22% 1.7 2.2
Dec 23% 3.9 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 24 13.5 5.6
Feb 20 20.6 3.8
Mar 19 20.3 3.8
Apr 16 18.8 4.3
May 28 3 8.1
Jun 27 0 8.4
Jul 28 0 9.7
Aug 20 0 6.1
Sep 17 0 4.8
Oct 18 4.1 4.8
Nov 22 4.3 5.6
Dec 23 9.9 4.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Minsk has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (84.7%).

Wind in Minsk is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and December. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 13 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.4 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
May 6.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.4 Light breeze 10.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Oct 6.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 10.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.2%
Feb 79.3%
Mar 64%
Apr 50.9%
May 57.5%
Jun 56.4%
Jul 60.2%
Aug 57.6%
Sep 67.7%
Oct 74.7%
Nov 84.5%
Dec 84.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Minsk?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Belarus; exercise normal security precautions. 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 Minsk, Belarus is February, followed by December 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 Minsk in May. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.4 in May means 54.4% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Minsk Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.7°F (21.5°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 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 most precipitation with 6 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Minsk, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 67°F (19.4°C) and 33.7°F (0.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Minsk to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.1°F (1.7°C) and 22.8°F (-5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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