Explore Moscow on a Russia Day Tour.

Best time to visit Russia

 

Russia is a destination that offers year-round appeal. Certainly summer is a drawcard for many travellers. Devoid of snow-covered landscapes, Russia positively blooms in spring and summer. The snow melts to reveal beautifully coloured flowers and manicured lawns at many of Russia’s most famous palaces, parks and gardens and previously spindly birch trees heaving with green foliage.

 

Russia is pleasantly warm in summer. In July and August temperatures have been known to rival the Mediterranean. During mid-summer in the northern city of St Petersburg there is no real darkness and this wonderful phenomenon is known as ‘the white nights’. Autumn (September - October) is brief but also a good time to travel to Russia, when there are less crowds and the country is swathed in golden autumnal hues. From November through to February winter sets in and the country is usually blanketed in crisp white snow. Despite the freezing temperatures, this is a magical time to visit - think fluffy hats, warm coats, breathtaking snowy landscapes and an almost guaranteed white Christmas.

 

Siberia is renowned for its bitterly cold winters but the lure of picture-perfect snowscapes and winter sports attracts visitors to the region even in the coldest months of December, January and February. During March the snow is still crisp on the ground and the dry days are usually sunny and windless. Spring is a quick affair when the snow thaws and the summer months bring warmer temperatures and showers. By October the temperatures are brisk and the landscape takes on the gorgeous russet hues of autumn.

 

 

Russia Climate

 

Russia - Moscow

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
min temp °C -16 -14 -8 1 8 11 13 12 7 3 -3 -10
max temp °C -9 -6 4 10 19 21 23 22 16 9 2 -5
rainfall mm 39 38 36 37 53 58 88 71 58 45 47 54

 

The weather chart above shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation, and should only be used as a guide.

 


 

Russia - St Petersburg

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
min temp °C  -13 -12  -8  11  13  13  -2  -8 
max temp °C  -7 -5  15  20  21  20  15  -3 
rainfall mm  35 30  31  36  45  50  72  78  64  76  46  40 

 

The weather chart above shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation, and should only be used as a guide.

 


 

Russia - Yekaterinburg

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
min temp °C  -21  -17 -12  -3  12  10  -2  -12  -18 
max temp °C  -14 -10  -4  14  18  21  18  12  -7  -12 
rainfall mm  13 10  13  18  48  69  66  69  41  31  28  20 

 

The weather chart above shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation, and should only be used as a guide.

 


 

Russia - Irkutsk

 

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
min temp °C  -26 -25  -17  -7  10  -6  -17  -24 
max temp °C  -16 -12  -4  13  20  21  20  14  -7  -16 
rainfall mm  13 10  15  33  56  79  71  43  18  15  15 

The weather chart above shows the average daily min and max temperatures in Celsius and the average monthly precipitation, and should only be used as a guide.


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