The best times to visit Yekaterinburg for ideal weather are
May 21st 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.
Yekaterinburg Travel Guide
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Weather in Yekaterinburg
Average temperatures in Yekaterinburg vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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 Yekaterinburg, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 78.3°F (25.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55°F (12.8°C) at night.
Yekaterinburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Yekaterinburg 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.
Yekaterinburg Perceived Temperature (F)
Yekaterinburg Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Yekaterinburg 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 Yekaterinburg are February, January, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.
When can you find snow in Yekaterinburg? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Yekaterinburg 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 Yekaterinburg.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yekaterinburg (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
Yekaterinburg has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (49.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (75.6%).
Wind in Yekaterinburg is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by November and October. April’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.9 MPH or 14.3 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 16.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yekaterinburg.
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||6||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.2||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|May||6.8||Light breeze||14.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.7||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||12.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.1||Light breeze||12.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.6||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.8||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Yekaterinburg?
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 Yekaterinburg, Russia is October, followed by June and August. 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 Yekaterinburg in February. 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 Yekaterinburg Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 28.6°F (-1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
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 about 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Yekaterinburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 23.1°F (-4.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Yekaterinburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and 12.6°F (-10.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.