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

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

When to go to Dikson, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Dikson, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

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

January

January in Dikson is beyond freezing and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls
  • Ski jacket
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Snow boots
  • Thick pajamas
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Extreme cold weather gear

February

February for Dikson is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • High performance gloves
  • Thick pajamas
  • Ski jacket
  • Snow boots
  • Coveralls

March

March in Dikson is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Snow boots
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Ski jacket

April

April in Dikson can be bitter cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

It snows about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Ski jacket
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Snow boots
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots

May

May in Dikson is biting cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Ski jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Snow boots
  • Fleeces

June

June in Dikson is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Dikson is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Dikson, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Dikson in August, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Dikson is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Dikson in November, you will notice that it is biting cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Snow boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Ski jacket
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls
  • Neck gaiter

December

December here is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Snow boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Ski jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dikson, 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 Dikson

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