Russia
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Russia

The best time to visit Russia is from June until August, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Russia is 25°C in July and the lowest is -7°C in January.

Russia has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Russia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Central Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -7 -4 0 10 19 22 25 23 16 8 1 -3
Precipitation (mm) 28 25 29 35 40 39 43 34 31 30 26 31

Climate data from city: Moscow

Average Northwest Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -5 -4 0 7 15 18 22 20 15 7 3 -2
Water temperature (°C) 2 1 1 4 10 15 24 21 17 13 8 5
Precipitation (mm) 27 25 26 26 26 37 49 51 33 33 30 28

Climate data from city: Saint Petersburg

Average South Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 1 7 16 23 28 31 31 24 15 7 2
Precipitation (mm) 44 22 30 22 45 34 29 14 17 24 26 34

Climate data from city: Rostov-on-Don

Average East Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -8 -5 1 8 13 17 21 23 20 13 3 -6
Water temperature (°C) 3 1 2 5 11 18 20 22 21 18 11 5
Precipitation (mm) 4 9 16 25 45 36 68 78 40 49 27 14

Climate data from city: Vladivostok

Average Southeast Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -15 -13 -3 8 15 23 25 23 16 6 -5 -12
Precipitation (mm) 14 13 17 22 29 24 30 24 21 25 40 26

Climate data from city: Novosibirsk

Average Southwest Russia weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -12 -9 -2 7 17 22 24 22 15 5 -3 -10
Precipitation (mm) 11 11 19 26 24 31 28 27 21 29 21 11

Climate data from city: Yekaterinburg




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Russia weather

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The Russia weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Moscow.

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Climate Russia

Click on a region of Russia to view the climate:

Central Russia (Moscow)

Central Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Central Russia is 9° degrees and there is about 392 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 124 days a year with an average humidity of 82% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -7 -4 0 10 19 22 25 23 16 8 1 -3
Night temp. (°C) -12 -10 -6 1 9 11 14 13 8 2 -2 -7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 28 25 29 35 40 39 43 34 31 30 26 31
Days with rain 3 3 8 15 15 16 18 14 14 12 9 6
Days with snow 23 21 19 6 - - - - - 5 12 22
Dry days 5 4 4 9 16 14 13 17 16 14 9 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 2 3 7 10 12 12 11 7 4 3 2
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 4 5 5 6 4 2 2 1 1

Climate data from city: Moscow

Northwest Russia (Saint Petersburg)

Northwest Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Northwest Russia is 8° degrees and there is about 391 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 132 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -5 -4 0 7 15 18 22 20 15 7 3 -2
Night temp. (°C) -9 -8 -5 1 6 10 14 13 9 4 0 -5
Water temp. (°C) 2 1 1 4 10 15 24 21 17 13 8 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 27 25 26 26 26 37 49 51 33 33 30 28
Days with rain 4 4 9 13 12 15 16 17 15 13 13 8
Days with snow 20 19 18 6 1 - - - - 4 9 20
Dry days 7 5 4 11 18 15 15 14 15 14 8 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 2 4 6 11 11 12 10 7 4 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 2 4 4 5 4 2 2 1 1

Climate data from city: Saint Petersburg

South Russia (Rostov-on-Don)

South Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Russia is 15° degrees and there is about 341 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 205 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -1 1 7 16 23 28 31 31 24 15 7 2
Night temp. (°C) -5 -4 1 6 12 17 20 19 14 7 2 -2
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 44 22 30 22 45 34 29 14 17 24 26 34
Days with rain 10 7 12 12 15 11 13 6 8 8 7 10
Days with snow 10 7 6 - - - - - - - 3 7
Dry days 11 14 13 18 16 19 18 25 22 23 20 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 4 6 10 11 12 12 12 10 6 5 3
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 6 4 3 2 2

Climate data from city: Rostov-on-Don

East Russia (Vladivostok)

East Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for East Russia is 8° degrees and there is about 412 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 209 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -8 -5 1 8 13 17 21 23 20 13 3 -6
Night temp. (°C) -13 -11 -4 3 8 12 17 19 14 8 -1 -10
Water temp. (°C) 3 1 2 5 11 18 20 22 21 18 11 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 9 16 25 45 36 68 78 40 49 27 14
Days with rain 3 4 8 9 15 15 15 15 11 9 5 4
Days with snow 6 8 9 2 - - - - - - 4 6
Dry days 22 16 14 19 16 15 16 16 19 22 21 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 8 7 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 4 3 2 2

Climate data from city: Vladivostok

Southeast Russia (Novosibirsk)

Southeast Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southeast Russia is 6° degrees and there is about 284 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 169 days a year with an average humidity of 78% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -15 -13 -3 8 15 23 25 23 16 6 -5 -12
Night temp. (°C) -22 -20 -11 1 6 12 14 12 6 0 -10 -18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 14 13 17 22 29 24 30 24 21 25 40 26
Days with rain 1 1 5 12 14 13 14 12 12 11 2 1
Days with snow 17 15 15 7 1 - - - 1 9 17 20
Dry days 13 12 11 11 16 17 17 19 17 11 11 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 1 2 3 5 11 13 13 10 7 5 2 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 5 5 5 3 1 1 1

Climate data from city: Novosibirsk

Southwest Russia (Yekaterinburg)

Southwest Russia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Southwest Russia is 6° degrees and there is about 260 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 167 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -12 -9 -2 7 17 22 24 22 15 5 -3 -10
Night temp. (°C) -18 -17 -10 -1 5 11 12 11 6 -1 -8 -15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 11 11 19 26 24 31 28 27 21 29 21 11
Days with rain - 1 4 12 13 14 13 13 13 11 3 1
Days with snow 16 13 19 10 1 - - - - 12 18 16
Dry days 15 14 8 8 17 16 18 18 17 8 9 14
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 3 5 11 12 12 10 6 4 3 2
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 5 5 4 2 1 1 1

Climate data from city: Yekaterinburg

Russia weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Russia?

Russia lies in a straight line about 13,013 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Moscow).

How long is the flight to Russia?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Russia is approximately 15 h. 50 min.

What are the largest airports in Russia?

These are the largest airports in Russia:

  • Sheremetyevo International Airport – Moscow
  • Domodedovo International Airport – Moscow
  • Vnukovo International Airport – Moscow
  • Ostafyevo International Airport – Moscow
  • Zhukovsky International Airport – Moscow
  • Tolmachevo Airport – Novosibirsk
  • Koltsovo Airport – Yekaterinburg
  • Kurumoch International Airport – Samara
  • Omsk Central Airport – Omsk
  • Kazan International Airport – Kazan

How many inhabitants are there in Russia?

Russia has approximately 146,877,088 inhabitants.

How big is Russia?

The area of Russia is around 17,098,246 km². It is 64x bigger than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Russia?

The capital of Russia is Moscow.

What is the currency of Russia?

In Russia the Russian ruble (RUB) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 25 May 2022

  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 52.79 Russian ruble
  • 1 Russian ruble = 0.019 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 5,278.73 Russian ruble
  • 100 Russian ruble = 1.89 New Zealand dollar

What is the area code of Russia?

The area code to call Russia is +7.