The best times to visit Penza for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 9th

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 Penza


Average temperatures in Penza vary an incredible amount. 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 50th 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 Penza, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 82.8°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.4°F (14.7°C) at night.

Penza Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Penza 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.

Penza Perceived Temperature (F)


Penza Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Penza 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 19.8 14.3 7.4
Feb 21.3 14.8 6.6
Mar 33.9 27 18.3
Apr 54.6 45.2 34
May 72 61.6 48
Jun 76.4 66.8 53.7
Jul 81.5 71.1 57.9
Aug 78.8 68.2 55.4
Sep 65.8 56.3 45.7
Oct 49.9 42.8 35.1
Nov 36.5 31.8 26.4
Dec 26.3 21.8 16.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.8 -9.8 -13.7
Feb -5.9 -9.6 -14.1
Mar 1.1 -2.8 -7.6
Apr 12.6 7.3 1.1
May 22.2 16.4 8.9
Jun 24.7 19.3 12.1
Jul 27.5 21.7 14.4
Aug 26 20.1 13
Sep 18.8 13.5 7.6
Oct 9.9 6 1.7
Nov 2.5 -0.1 -3.1
Dec -3.2 -5.7 -8.7


Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Penza are May, July, 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 mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

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

Chanceof Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 10.6 0.9
Feb 5% 14.3 0.5
Mar 6% 11 0.5
Apr 4% 1.6 0.4
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 9% 0 1.9
Jul 3% 0 0.4
Aug 9% 0 1.6
Sep 12% 0 1.5
Oct 14% 1 1.5
Nov 13% 3 1.3
Dec 13% 2.7 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 26.9 2.3
Feb 5 36.3 1.3
Mar 6 27.9 1.3
Apr 4 4.1 1
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 9 0 4.8
Jul 3 0 1
Aug 9 0 4.1
Sep 12 0 3.8
Oct 14 2.5 3.8
Nov 13 7.6 3.3
Dec 13 6.9 3.3


Humidity and Wind

Penza has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (44.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (77.9%).

Wind in Penza is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and November. February’s average wind speed of around 7.5 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 6.6 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
May 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.3 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 7 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.7%
Feb 70.5%
Mar 67.7%
Apr 49.5%
May 44.8%
Jun 52%
Jul 52.2%
Aug 52.9%
Sep 60.8%
Oct 65.8%
Nov 77.9%
Dec 77.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Penza?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Penza, 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 Penza 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 Penza Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.1°F (23.9°C) and 27.6°F (-2.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Penza, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.5°F (21.4°C) and 31°F (-0.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 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 Penza to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 31.1°F (-0.5°C) and 15.8°F (-9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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