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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 Service 1, 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 statistics 2, 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 Federal District

Central Federal District

Administrative Capital

Moscow

January Climate Normals

-9,4°C

July Climate Normals

+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

Administrative Capital

St. Petersburg

January Climate Normals

-12,4°C

July Climate Normals

+14,3°C

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

Southern Federal District

Administrative Capital

Rostov-on-Don

January Climate Normals

-4,2°C

July Climate Normals

+22,3°C

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

North Caucasian Federal District

Administrative Capital

Pyatigorsk

January Climate Normals

-4,1°C

July Climate Normals

+21,6°C

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

Volga Federal District

Administrative Capital

Nizhny Novgorod

January Climate Normals

-13,4°C

July Climate Normals

+19,2°C

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

Ural Federal District

Administrative Capital

Yekaterinburg

January Climate Normals

-19°C

July Climate Normals

+17,3°С

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

Siberian Federal District

Administrative Capital

Novosibirsk

January Climate Normals

-22,6 °C

July Climate Normals

+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

Administrative Capital

Khabarovsk

January Climate Normals

-23 °C

July Climate Normals

+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

Administrative Capital

Simferopol

January Climate Normals

+1°C

July Climate Normals

+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

Weather in Russia by City

JANUARY

-6,5°C

MARCH

-1°C

JULY

+19,2°C

SEPTEMBER

+11,3°C

JANUARY

-5,5°C

MARCH

-1,3°C

JULY

+18,8°C

SEPTEMBER

+11,6°C

JANUARY

-8,9°C

MARCH

-2,6°C

JULY

+19,4°C

SEPTEMBER

+11,1°C

JANUARY

-10,4°C

MARCH

-3,9°C

JULY

+20,2°C

SEPTEMBER

+11,7°C

Rostov-on-Don

JANUARY

-3°C

MARCH

+2,4°C

JULY

+23,4°C

SEPTEMBER

+16,7°C

JANUARY

-12,8°C

MARCH

-4,2°C

JULY

+18,6°C

SEPTEMBER

+9,6°C

JANUARY

-12,6°C

MARCH

-3,8°C

JULY

+19°C

SEPTEMBER

+9,8°C

Pyatigorsk

JANUARY

-3,8°C

MARCH

+1°C

JULY

+21,1°C

SEPTEMBER

+15,1°C

JANUARY

-16,5°C

MARCH

-7,6°C

JULY

+19,4°C

SEPTEMBER

+10,2°C

JANUARY

-17,1°C

MARCH

-7°C

JULY

+18,7°C

SEPTEMBER

+9°C

Khabarovsk

JANUARY

-19,8°C

MARCH

-6,4°C

JULY

+21,3°C

SEPTEMBER

+13,7°C

JANUARY

-11,7°C

MARCH

-0,9°C

JULY

+18°C

SEPTEMBER

+16,5°C

Simferopol

JANUARY

+1,8°C

MARCH

+4,9°C

JULY

+22,3°C

SEPTEMBER

+17,9°C

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