The best times to visit Yaroslavl for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 2nd

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



Other Yaroslavl Travel Info

Weather in Yaroslavl


Average temperatures in Yaroslavl 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 48th 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 Yaroslavl, 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 78.7°F (25.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.4°F (14.1°C) at night.

Yaroslavl Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Yaroslavl 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.

Yaroslavl Perceived Temperature (F)


Yaroslavl Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Yaroslavl 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 21 16 9.6
Feb 23.6 17.6 9.9
Mar 36.2 28.3 19.8
Apr 50.7 41.6 31.9
May 66.9 57.2 45.7
Jun 71.1 61.8 50.5
Jul 77.5 67.8 56.6
Aug 73.4 63.3 52.9
Sep 60.2 51.8 43.8
Oct 46.2 40.5 34.6
Nov 35.3 31.8 27.3
Dec 26.9 23.2 18.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -6.1 -8.9 -12.4
Feb -4.7 -8 -12.3
Mar 2.3 -2.1 -6.8
Apr 10.4 5.3 -0.1
May 19.4 14 7.6
Jun 21.7 16.6 10.3
Jul 25.3 19.9 13.7
Aug 23 17.4 11.6
Sep 15.7 11 6.6
Oct 7.9 4.7 1.4
Nov 1.8 -0.1 -2.6
Dec -2.8 -4.9 -7.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Yaroslavl are August, 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 late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 9 0.7
Feb 4% 12.5 0.5
Mar 6% 13.1 0.6
Apr 4% 8.9 0.4
May 5% 0.8 0.7
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 6% 0 0.5
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 13% 0 1.2
Oct 16% 2.4 1.5
Nov 14% 2.8 1.3
Dec 11% 5.8 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 22.9 1.8
Feb 4 31.8 1.3
Mar 6 33.3 1.5
Apr 4 22.6 1
May 5 2 1.8
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 6 0 1.3
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 13 0 3
Oct 16 6.1 3.8
Nov 14 7.1 3.3
Dec 11 14.7 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Yaroslavl has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.9%).

Wind in Yaroslavl is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and March. December’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.7 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 8.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.3 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 7.7 Light breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Jun 4.1 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Oct 4.6 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 7.2 Light breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 79.9%
Feb 73.3%
Mar 65.4%
Apr 53.4%
May 53.6%
Jun 59.9%
Jul 63.2%
Aug 67.7%
Sep 75.8%
Oct 78.3%
Nov 82.9%
Dec 81.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Yaroslavl?

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 Yaroslavl, 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 Yaroslavl 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 Yaroslavl Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°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 the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Yaroslavl, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 65°F (18.3°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Yaroslavl to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 32.1°F (0.1°C) and 16°F (-8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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