The best times to visit Nizhny Novgorod for ideal weather are

April 30th to August 26th

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



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Weather in Nizhny Novgorod


Average temperatures in Nizhny Novgorod 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 less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Nizhny Novgorod, 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 79.9°F (26.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

Nizhny Novgorod Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Nizhny Novgorod 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.

Nizhny Novgorod Perceived Temperature (F)


Nizhny Novgorod Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Nizhny Novgorod 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 20.5 15.4 7.6
Feb 22.9 16.7 7.4
Mar 35.6 28.5 18.6
Apr 52.1 43 31.8
May 69.4 58.7 44.4
Jun 73.3 63.4 50.2
Jul 78.7 68.3 55.1
Aug 75.8 65.1 52.5
Sep 62.6 53.5 43.3
Oct 47.4 41.4 34.4
Nov 35.5 31.8 26.4
Dec 26.6 22.3 16

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.4 -9.2 -13.6
Feb -5.1 -8.5 -13.7
Mar 2 -1.9 -7.4
Apr 11.2 6.1 -0.1
May 20.8 14.8 6.9
Jun 22.9 17.4 10.1
Jul 25.9 20.2 12.8
Aug 24.3 18.4 11.4
Sep 17 11.9 6.3
Oct 8.6 5.2 1.3
Nov 1.9 -0.1 -3.1
Dec -3 -5.4 -8.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nizhny Novgorod are May, 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 to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid October with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of October 8th.

When can you find snow in Nizhny Novgorod? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Nizhny Novgorod is often around around February 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 12.8 1.3
Feb 8% 18.1 0.8
Mar 9% 16.4 0.9
Apr 8% 9.4 0.7
May 6% 0 0.5
Jun 16% 0 2
Jul 13% 0 1.5
Aug 8% 0 1
Sep 14% 0 1.7
Oct 19% 3.6 2.1
Nov 19% 2.4 1.4
Dec 20% 4.7 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 32.5 3.3
Feb 8 46 2
Mar 9 41.7 2.3
Apr 8 23.9 1.8
May 6 0 1.3
Jun 16 0 5.1
Jul 13 0 3.8
Aug 8 0 2.5
Sep 14 0 4.3
Oct 19 9.1 5.3
Nov 19 6.1 3.6
Dec 20 11.9 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Nizhny Novgorod has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (46.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (80%).

Wind in Nizhny Novgorod is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and November. December’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (7 MPH or 11.2 KPH) is considered “a light 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 11.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.3 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.2 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.2 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.8%
Feb 69.3%
Mar 62.9%
Apr 49.4%
May 46.9%
Jun 57.2%
Jul 58.3%
Aug 61.4%
Sep 71.6%
Oct 74%
Nov 78.6%
Dec 80%


Is it Safe to Travel to Nizhny Novgorod?

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 Nizhny Novgorod, 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 Nizhny Novgorod 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

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 67.4 in December means 67.4% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Nizhny Novgorod Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 29.4°F (-1.4°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 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 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Nizhny Novgorod, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 65.7°F (18.7°C) and 29.9°F (-1.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 Nizhny Novgorod to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 31.7°F (-0.2°C) and 15.9°F (-8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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