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.



Other Nalchik Travel Info

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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 34.3 28 22.3
Feb 35.4 29 22.9
Mar 47.9 40.1 32.8
Apr 59.1 50.8 42
May 70.8 61.9 52.6
Jun 78.5 69.5 60.1
Jul 83.2 73.8 64.1
Aug 83.1 73.1 63.4
Sep 73.1 64 55.4
Oct 59.7 51.7 44.7
Nov 47.6 40.4 33.8
Dec 39.5 33.2 27.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.3 -2.2 -5.4
Feb 1.9 -1.7 -5.1
Mar 8.8 4.5 0.4
Apr 15.1 10.4 5.6
May 21.6 16.6 11.4
Jun 25.8 20.8 15.6
Jul 28.4 23.2 17.8
Aug 28.4 22.8 17.4
Sep 22.8 17.8 13
Oct 15.4 10.9 7.1
Nov 8.7 4.7 1
Dec 4.2 0.7 -2.7



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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 2.2 0.2
Feb 7% 3.1 0.4
Mar 8% 1.4 0.9
Apr 7% 0 0.9
May 9% 0 1.9
Jun 7% 0 1.1
Jul 8% 0 1.5
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 7% 0 0.8
Oct 4% 0.4 0.6
Nov 5% 0.4 0.5
Dec 7% 2.8 0.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 5.6 0.5
Feb 7 7.9 1
Mar 8 3.6 2.3
Apr 7 0 2.3
May 9 0 4.8
Jun 7 0 2.8
Jul 8 0 3.8
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 7 0 2
Oct 4 1 1.5
Nov 5 1 1.3
Dec 7 7.1 1.3


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 78.5%
Feb 78.8%
Mar 69.4%
Apr 61.8%
May 64.6%
Jun 60.8%
Jul 57.5%
Aug 55.8%
Sep 66.8%
Oct 75.7%
Nov 76.6%
Dec 79.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Nalchik?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are very strong travel warnings for Russia; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 29, 2023.


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

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 47.5 in November means 47.5% of the tourists vs. June.



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.


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