Central Russia, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Central Russia, Russia? If you're planning to go to Central Russia, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Central Russia, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Central Russia, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Central Russia, Russia by month

January

January in Central Russia can be dangerously cold and very snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Rain coat
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments

March

March in this region is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket

April

If you visit Central Russia during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly and snow sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat

May

May in Central Russia is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

June

If you go to Central Russia in June, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

July

If you visit Central Russia during July, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

August

If you are traveling to Central Russia in August, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

In September, Central Russia is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Central Russia, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

October

In October, Central Russia can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Central Russia, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

November

November is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters

December

December in Central Russia is beyond freezing and very snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Central Russia, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Central Russia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Central Russia
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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