The best times to visit Russia for ideal weather are

May 28th 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.



Other Russia Travel Info

Weather in Russia


Average temperatures in Russia 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 39th 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 Russia, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 74°F (23.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.7°F (12.1°C) at night.

Russia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Russia 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.

Russia Perceived Temperature (F)


Russia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Russia 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 6.5 -0.3 -8.3
Feb 12 3.8 -5.6
Mar 26.7 17.5 6.5
Apr 43.7 34.5 23.5
May 58.4 48.9 37.5
Jun 69.1 59.5 48.1
Jul 73.3 63.9 53.1
Aug 69.9 60.3 50.1
Sep 57.7 48.8 39.7
Oct 40.8 33.9 26.2
Nov 24 17.9 10.8
Dec 11.9 5.9 -1.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -14.2 -17.9 -22.4
Feb -11.1 -15.7 -20.9
Mar -2.9 -8.1 -14.2
Apr 6.5 1.4 -4.7
May 14.7 9.4 3.1
Jun 20.6 15.3 8.9
Jul 22.9 17.7 11.7
Aug 21.1 15.7 10.1
Sep 14.3 9.3 4.3
Oct 4.9 1.1 -3.2
Nov -4.4 -7.8 -11.8
Dec -11.2 -14.5 -18.5



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Russia are February, March, and then January. 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 late July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 12 0.8
Feb 6% 14.4 0.6
Mar 7% 15 0.7
Apr 9% 11.3 0.8
May 12% 5.5 1.3
Jun 15% 4.1 1.8
Jul 16% 3.1 2.1
Aug 15% 11.1 2
Sep 15% 1.7 1.7
Oct 14% 2.7 1.5
Nov 12% 4.8 1.2
Dec 11% 8.3 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 30.5 2
Feb 6 36.6 1.5
Mar 7 38.1 1.8
Apr 9 28.7 2
May 12 14 3.3
Jun 15 10.4 4.6
Jul 16 7.9 5.3
Aug 15 28.2 5.1
Sep 15 4.3 4.3
Oct 14 6.9 3.8
Nov 12 12.2 3
Dec 11 21.1 2.8


Humidity and Wind

Russia has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (53.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (74.4%).

Wind in Russia is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.8 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.8 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
May 5.6 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.5 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.4%
Feb 67.5%
Mar 61.9%
Apr 54.8%
May 53.2%
Jun 58%
Jul 62.7%
Aug 66.3%
Sep 68.1%
Oct 70.9%
Nov 74.4%
Dec 73%


Is it Safe to Travel to Russia?

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 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 Russia 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 very reliable. 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 Russia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.9°F (18.3°C) and 18.6°F (-7.4°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Russia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.5°F (16.9°C) and 16.8°F (-8.4°C), which will feel very 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 Russia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 18.6°F (-7.4°C) and 4.9°F (-15.1°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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