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

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

When to go to Gatchina, Russia

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

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

January

In January, Gatchina is beyond freezing. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Gatchina, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Gatchina is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Gatchina is frosty. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Gatchina, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Gatchina is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Gatchina in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Gatchina in June, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Gatchina in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Gatchina can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Gatchina, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Gatchina is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you go to Gatchina in October, you will notice that it is cold. 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:

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

November

November in Gatchina is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Gatchina can be extremely cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Gatchina, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gatchina, 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 Gatchina
  • Appropriate museum wear

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