Climate zone: The northern part of Russia is located in the cold polar zone of the Arctic. The southern areas in the temperate climatic zone.
The climate in Russia is not really suitable for petted US Westcoasters or Central Europeans. It is mostly cold and in winter months the mercury column won't reach anything above freezing point. In the cold season even the maximum temperatures are well below zero. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from November to March.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Russia
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Long-term development of temperatures from 1975 - 2018
In the years 1975 to 2018 there were only 3 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Arhangelsk, Jakutsk, Juzhno Sahalinsk). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was Juli 2011 with 19.6 °C. Januar 1985 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -28.6 °C.
The average annual temperature was about -2.4 °C in the years after 1975 and about -0.4 °C in the last years before 2018. So in less than 44 years it has increased by about 2.0 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 3 weather stations in Russia. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.