Russia is a country of contrasts, especially if we talk about it’s climate and temperatures. When planning a trip to Russia it is highly essential to choose the right season to come. Talking about temperatures it is useful to know that Russians measurements are in Celsius (metric system). For people from Fahrenheit-oriented countries this type of measurement can be challenging. How to convert Fahrenheit into Celsius and backwards?
|Normal body temperature||37°||98,6°|
|Hottest summer (July) in St.Petersburg||35°||95°|
|Average summer in St. Petersburg||21°||69,8|
|Coldest summer (July) registered||5°||41°|
|Average winter in St. Petersburg||-19°||-2,2°|
|Famous Siberian winters (average)||-50°||-58°|
|Lowest temperature registered in Ojmjakon (town in Siberia)||-70°||-94°|
Many foreigners who have never been here have an established opinion that Russia is a country of eternal frosts and streets covered with snow (where Russian bears like to go for a walk and drink vodka). Among other stereotypes about Russia cold winters are probably the most truthful: we do have low temperatures in the winter time and as you may see from the table the coldest town in the world is located right in the East of the country – it’s Ojmyakon (with its -70°C/-94°F). However, due to its immense size the Russian territory includes many climatic zones – not only extremely cold. Temperatures in Russia are very various. Surprisingly Russia has a number of great sea resorts like Sochi, Gelendzhik, Anapa located in the southeast (Russian coastline of the Black sea). The summer temperatures here go up to +40°C/ +104°F!
When traveling to Russia you will most probably have St. Petersburg in your wish-list. Here the summers are quite mild and comfortable and the majority of people tend to come to St. Petersburg during this season. However, there is a number of enjoyable winter activities as well that can make your Russian experience even more special. In our article Summer vs. Winter you will find an overview of the most popular summer and winer activities in St. Petersburg.
Hello Russia Tours is always welcome to give you an advice concerning the best time to visit Russia.