The best times to visit Nalchik for ideal weather are
April 30th 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.
Nalchik Travel Guide
Weather in Nalchik
Average temperatures in Nalchik 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 56th 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 Nalchik, 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 85.3°F (29.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.7°F (18.7°C) at night.
Nalchik Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Nalchik 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.
Nalchik Perceived Temperature (F)
Nalchik Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Nalchik 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 Nalchik are January, August, 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 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 early July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.
When can you find snow in Nalchik? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Nalchik is often around around December 3rd 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 Nalchik.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nalchik (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
Nalchik has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (55.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.2%).
Wind in Nalchik is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 3.7 knots (4.3 MPH or 6.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Nalchik.
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||2.2||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Mar||3.2||Barely noticeable||8.2||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.7||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||8||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.4||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.9||Barely noticeable||7||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.8||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Nalchik?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Aug 21, 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 14, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Nalchik, Russia is June, followed by July and May. 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 Nalchik in November. 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 Nalchik Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.3°F (24.1°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Nalchik, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 43.7°F (6.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Nalchik to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.1°F (5.6°C) and 30.6°F (-0.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.