Weather in Russia

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The most important thing about Russian weather is this: it really depends on the region. Most of Russia lies in a moderate climate zone and is quite a comfortable place to live in.

According to the Russian Weather Service1, the climate in Russia is becoming warmer, so the famous Russian frosts are now a rarity.

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Unlike many Western countries, central heating is on in all houses and public buildings during the winter season. Heaters also work in public transport during the winter months. When you are in your dormitory room, in a classroom, on the bus, in a cafe, museum or any other public place, you won’t be likely to get cold. However, we suggest taking your winter and autumn clothing seriously. Resisting the Russian frost is not about fearing the cold, rather about dressing warmly. In autumn you can do with a light coat or a raincoat, but in winter you will need a warm coat and boots, a cap and definitely gloves.

According to the statistics2, the biggest international student populations are in the Central (43.6%), North-Western (17%), Siberian (14.4%), Volga (10.5%) and Southern (8.4%) Federal Districts.

Weather in Russia by Federal District

Federal Districts

Administrative Capital

January Climate Normals

July Climate Normals

Central Federal District

Moscow

-9,4°C

+18,2°C

Moscow, Moscow Region, Belgorod, Bryansk, Vladimir, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Kaluga, Kostroma, Kursk, Lipetsk, Orel, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tambov, Tver, Tula, Yaroslavl.

North-Eastern Federal District

St. Petersburg

-12,4°C

+14,3°C

St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Karelia, Komi, Nenets Autonomous District.

Southern Federal District

Rostov-on-Don

-4,2°C

+22,3°C

Rostov, Volgograd, and Astrakhan regions, Adygea, Kalmykia, and Krasnodar Krai.

North Caucasian Federal District

Pyatigorsk

-4,1°C

+21,6°C

Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkariya, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia-Alania, Stavropol Krai, Chechen Republic.

Volga Federal District

Nizhny Novgorod

-13,4°C

+19,2°C

Nizhny Novgorod, Kirov, Samara, Saratov, Orenburg, Penza, Ulyanovsk, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Mariy El, Mordovia, Perm, Udmurtia, Chuvashia.

Ural Federal District

Yekaterinburg

-19°C

+17,3°С

Sverdlovsk Region, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, and Tyumen regions, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District.

Siberian Federal District

Novosibirsk

-22,6 °C

+15,5°C

Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Irkutsk, and Kemerovo regions, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Tyva, Khakassia, Republic of Altai, Altai Krai, Buryatia, Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai.

Far-Eastern Federal District

Khabarovsk

-23 °C

+14°С

Khabarovsk Krai, Primorsky Krai, Amur, Magadan, and Sakhalin regions, Jewish Autonomous Region, Chukotka Autonomous Region, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Kamtchatka Krai.

Crimea Federal District

Simferopol

+1°C

+35°С

Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol

Weather in Russia by City

City/Average monthly temperature

January

March

July

September

Moscow

-6,5°C

-1°C

+19,2°C

+11,3°C

St. Petersburg

-5,5°C

-1,3°C

+18,8°C

+11,6°C

Nizhny Novgorod

-8,9°C

-2,6°C

+19,4°C

+11,1°C

Kazan

-10,4°C

-3,9°C

+20,2°C

+11,7°C

Rostov-on-Don

-3°C

+2,4°C

+23,4°C

+16,7°C

Perm

-12,8°C

-4,2°C

+18,6°C

+9,6°C

Yekaterinburg

-12,6°C

-3,8°C

+19°C

+9,8°C

Pyatigorsk

-3,8°C

+1°C

+21,1°C

+15,1°C

Novosibirsk

-16,5°C

-7,6°C

+19,4°C

+10,2°C

Tomsk

-17,1°C

-7°C

+18,7°C

+9°C

Khabarovsk

-19,8°C

-6,4°C

+21,3°C

+13,7°C

Vladivostok

-11,7°C

-0,9°C

+18°C

+16,5°C

Simferopol

+1,8°C

+4,9°C

+22,3°C

+17,9°C

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