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.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Travel Guide
Other Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Travel Info
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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.