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Climate in Russia

The climate in Russia is due to the huge extent not uniform. There is an arctic climate as well as cold and cool temperate and subtropical climates on the Black Sea coast.

The Ice climate in the polar zone prevails in northern Russia, e.g. on the Islands of the Northern Arctic Ocean. The winters in this region are long, very cold. Outside of summer, the sun only shows up briefly. The summers are only short here, only in July and August the temperatures regularly stay above freezing point.

Further south the polar climate goes into cold temperate, subarctic climate above. This climatic zone is limited in the southwest by Petersburg and stretches in a strip around 1500 kilometers wide to the Far East of Russia, i.e. in principle from Sankt Peterburg to Irkutsk. in the summer falls in these regions of the most rainfall, because humid Atlantic air is transported far into Siberia in the corresponding low pressure areas.

Typical Continental climate with, however, microclimatically dry winters also prevail from the Baltic coast down to the Black Sea. The temperature differences between winter and summer are great. The average temperatures in Moscow, for example, are around 20 degrees in summer and minus 10 degrees in winter.

At the Black Sea coast is against it warm, Mediterranean climate determining. Here the summers get very hot, it stays dry and in winter the temperatures remain relatively mild.

Overall falls in Russia comparatively little rainfall, with the exception of the mountains and the southeast, where up to 1,000 millimeters can fall a year. While there is around 750 millimeters of precipitation per year in the Eastern European Plain, it remains around 300 to 400 millimeters per year in the basin zones and on the Caspian Sea.


Weather Russia

Weather in Moscow, the capital of Russia

Weather in Russia: Temperatures and rainfall for Moscow, Russia are from the website yr.no and are provided by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. The forecast is updated four times a day.


Best travel time for Russia

For Sightseeing of the big cities St. Petersburg or Moscow are recommended despite the comparatively high rainfall Summer months. In winter it can be cloudy for a long time, it is cold and the days are short.

Many regions cannot be visited in winter. However, lure Ski resorts in the Caucasus near the Black Sea coast in winter Visitors.

At the Black Sea coast is beach vacation in summer very possible.

travel to Siberia and the Far East stay the Summer months Reserved. In winter, temperatures sometimes drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius, which makes it almost impossible to stay outdoors.

Watch whales

The best area in Europe to spot belugas is in the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea (northeast of Belomorsk). Between June and September the belugas can be observed from both land and sea.

Here you will find more detailed information about the climate, weather & travel time in Russia as well as the climate and the best travel time in Siberia, climate information for Moscow and the Black Sea.


Climate table Russia

Climate in Russia (West): Moscow

Climate Russia (West): St Petersburg

Climate Russia on the Black Sea: Rostov

more climate information about Russia


Climate in Eastern Europe

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