The best times to visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 23rd

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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


Average temperatures in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 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 34th 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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 74.9°F (23.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.3°F (15.2°C) at night.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 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.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Perceived Temperature (F)


Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 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 21.6 9.6 -4.6
Feb 23.7 11.7 -3.6
Mar 32.9 23.2 10
Apr 44.8 35.3 25.7
May 54.8 44 35
Jun 64.9 54 45.1
Jul 71 61.3 53.3
Aug 73.3 63.8 55.2
Sep 67.5 56.6 45.5
Oct 54.6 43.3 32.2
Nov 39.4 30.1 20.1
Dec 27.5 17.8 5.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.8 -12.4 -20.3
Feb -4.6 -11.3 -19.8
Mar 0.5 -4.9 -12.2
Apr 7.1 1.8 -3.5
May 12.7 6.7 1.7
Jun 18.3 12.2 7.3
Jul 21.7 16.3 11.8
Aug 22.9 17.7 12.9
Sep 19.7 13.7 7.5
Oct 12.6 6.3 0.1
Nov 4.1 -1.1 -6.6
Dec -2.5 -7.9 -14.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are April, January, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

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

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (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% 20.3 1.6
Feb 11% 25 1.2
Mar 14% 26.3 1.6
Apr 9% 13.1 1.3
May 15% 3.4 1.7
Jun 11% 0 1.5
Jul 10% 0 1.9
Aug 14% 0 2.6
Sep 14% 0 2.1
Oct 20% 1.3 3.1
Nov 17% 3.7 2.3
Dec 14% 9.5 2.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 51.6 4.1
Feb 11 63.5 3
Mar 14 66.8 4.1
Apr 9 33.3 3.3
May 15 8.6 4.3
Jun 11 0 3.8
Jul 10 0 4.8
Aug 14 0 6.6
Sep 14 0 5.3
Oct 20 3.3 7.9
Nov 17 9.4 5.8
Dec 14 24.1 6.9


Humidity and Wind

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (67.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (83.8%).

Wind in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’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 early to mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

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 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Mar 6.4 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
May 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Sep 5.1 Light breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 5.8 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72%
Feb 69.7%
Mar 68.4%
Apr 67.1%
May 71.7%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 82.4%
Aug 83.8%
Sep 78.6%
Oct 72.9%
Nov 73.6%
Dec 76.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk?

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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia is January, followed by March and April. 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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 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 73.3 in December means 73.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 26.5°F (-3.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 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 least precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 32.5°F (0.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 30.9°F (-0.6°C) and 18.2°F (-7.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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