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Climate and weather of Russia



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Climate

 
Russia has a continental climate with two seasons.

Temperatures vary from -5 to -15° in January (they are sometimes muche lower) but they are moderate in July (22° in the east and in the west, 25° in the center and 29° in the south) . Annual rainfall is high in the mountains located in the southeast (1 000 mm), moderate in the center, in the west and in the east (600 mm) and low in the north and in the south (150 to 200 mm).

Winter (October to April)
Temperatures drop steadily until January (-5° in the west, -15° in the east) and then rise slowly until April (8°). Snowfalls are frequent (the ground is covered with snow during 40 to 200 days in the west and during 120 to 250 days in the center and in the east).

Summer (May to September)
Temperatures progressively rise from May (15°) to July (23°) and then drop slowly until September (15°). Rainfall is moderate.

The southwest has a warmer climate in summer (29° in July).

 When to go to Russia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Russia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Moscow (Capital of Russia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-5°
-3°
10°
18°
21°
min
-10°
-10°
-4°
11°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
21°
14°
-2°
min
13°
12°
-3°
-7°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
30
30
40
50
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
90
80
60
60
60
50

Saint Petersburg

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-3°
-2°
16°
19°
min
-8°
-7°
-3°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
19°
14°
-1°
min
14°
13°
-1°
-5°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
30
30
30
40
60
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
80
80
70
70
50
50

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Russia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Russia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Russia, a country located in Eastern Europe, is bordered by Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland to the west, by Finland and Norway to the northwest, by the Arctic Ocean to the north and by North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia to the south.

Capital: Moscou
Area: 17 000 000 kmē
Population: 142 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Russian
Currency: Russian ruble

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