The best times to visit Norilsk for ideal weather are

June 25th to August 12th

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



Other Norilsk Travel Info

Weather in Norilsk


Average temperatures in Norilsk vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 26th 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 Norilsk, 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 74.8°F (23.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.

Norilsk Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Norilsk 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.

Norilsk Perceived Temperature (F)


Norilsk Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Norilsk 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 -19.5 -24.8 -31.7
Feb -10.2 -16 -24.9
Mar 3.6 -2.6 -11.2
Apr 22.7 15.7 5.3
May 36 30.9 23.7
Jun 57.3 50.7 42
Jul 67.6 61.1 53.3
Aug 56.6 50.7 43.9
Sep 43.6 38.8 33.3
Oct 18.8 14.1 7.7
Nov 0.6 -4.6 -11.8
Dec 1.3 -4.2 -12.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -28.6 -31.6 -35.4
Feb -23.4 -26.7 -31.6
Mar -15.8 -19.2 -24
Apr -5.2 -9.1 -14.8
May 2.2 -0.6 -4.6
Jun 14.1 10.4 5.6
Jul 19.8 16.2 11.8
Aug 13.7 10.4 6.6
Sep 6.4 3.8 0.7
Oct -7.3 -9.9 -13.5
Nov -17.4 -20.3 -24.3
Dec -17.1 -20.1 -24.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Norilsk are November, January, and then March. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days 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 Norilsk? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Norilsk is often around around May 7th 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 Norilsk.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 10.3 0.6
Feb 8% 12.3 0.6
Mar 7% 16.6 0.8
Apr 8% 16.9 0.7
May 16% 14.3 1.4
Jun 21% 1.7 2.2
Jul 17% 0 3.8
Aug 22% 0 3.4
Sep 22% 2.8 1.9
Oct 13% 4.1 2
Nov 6% 8.2 0.9
Dec 11% 8.5 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 26.2 1.5
Feb 8 31.2 1.5
Mar 7 42.2 2
Apr 8 42.9 1.8
May 16 36.3 3.6
Jun 21 4.3 5.6
Jul 17 0 9.7
Aug 22 0 8.6
Sep 22 7.1 4.8
Oct 13 10.4 5.1
Nov 6 20.8 2.3
Dec 11 21.6 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Norilsk has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (59.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (74.9%).

Wind in Norilsk is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by February and March. December’s average wind speed of around 10.6 knots (12.2 MPH or 19.7 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 to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Feb 10 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Apr 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
May 9.4 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Jun 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.9 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9.6 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 10.6 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61%
Feb 66.6%
Mar 67.3%
Apr 67.6%
May 65.7%
Jun 60%
Jul 59.5%
Aug 66.7%
Sep 73.6%
Oct 74.9%
Nov 72.6%
Dec 68.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Norilsk?

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 Norilsk, Russia is May, followed by February and March. 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 Norilsk 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 62.7 in December means 62.7% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Norilsk Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 46.9°F (8.3°C) and -3.9°F (-19.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Norilsk, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 49.4°F (9.7°C) and -6.3°F (-21.3°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 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 Norilsk to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 9.9°F (-12.3°C) and -30.4°F (-34.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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