Climate in South Russia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 22 measuring weather stations in South Russia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 700m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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South Russia is one of the warmest region in Russia with an average daily high temperature of 16 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in South Russia
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in federal district South Russia. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in South Russia
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 9 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in August the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in South Russia
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.1 mm, the least rain falls in August. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in South Russia
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in South Russia are in July, when the water is 25 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in South Russia
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 86%, January is the most uncomfortable. In June, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in South Russia
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is only reached in a few months in South Russia, although these are always average values.
Map of South Russia

Most important cities in the federal district »South Russia«

Alone 4 major cities with over 500,000 inhabitants are located here. The federal district has a west-east extension of about 890 km and over 840 km from north to south.

It consists of the six oblasts Adygeya, Astrakhan, Kalmykiya, Krasnodarskiy, Rostov and Volgograd.

CityPopulationGeo position
Rostov-na-Donu1,125,00047° 13' 53"N39° 43' 24"E
Volgograd1,018,76248° 43' 10"N44° 30' 7"E
Krasnodar773,97045° 2' 41"N38° 58' 34"E
Astrakhan’526,36346° 20' 59"N48° 2' 27"E
Sochi364,17143° 35' 57"N39° 43' 32"E
Volzhskiy323,29348° 47' 9"N44° 46' 47"E
Taganrog255,67147° 14' 10"N38° 53' 49"E
Novorossiysk248,85744° 43' 28"N37° 46' 3"E
Shakhty238,03147° 42' 33"N40° 12' 52"E
Armavir190,83144° 59' 21"N41° 7' 24"E
Novocherkassk171,08147° 25' 13"N40° 5' 29"E
Volgodonsk170,18947° 30' 49"N42° 9' 5"E
Maykop158,45144° 36' 28"N40° 6' 21"E
Kamyshin117,35250° 5' 54"N45° 24' 58"E
Novoshakhtinsk110,24347° 45' 37"N39° 56' 0"E
Bataysk109,96247° 8' 23"N39° 45' 7"E
Elista104,17746° 18' 28"N44° 15' 21"E
Yeysk87,81446° 42' 20"N38° 16' 26"E
Azov82,13347° 6' 28"N39° 24' 59"E
Kropotkin79,59945° 26' 15"N40° 34' 32"E
Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy75,81448° 19' 4"N40° 15' 34"E
Adler70,20043° 25' 44"N39° 55' 26"E
Gukovo66,07948° 3' 44"N39° 56' 8"E
Slavyansk-na-Kubani65,19645° 15' 21"N38° 7' 32"E
Tikhoretsk64,38745° 51' 17"N40° 7' 31"E
Tuapse64,23444° 6' 19"N39° 4' 49"E
Labinsk61,94544° 38' 3"N40° 44' 8"E
Sal’sk61,00046° 28' 29"N41° 32' 28"E
Mikhaylovka58,89850° 3' 36"N43° 14' 16"E
Krymsk57,55544° 55' 46"N37° 59' 28"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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