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.
Yaroslavl Travel Guide
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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Yaroslavl.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yaroslavl (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yaroslavl?
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 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
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.