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

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

When to go to Irkutsk Oblast, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Irkutsk Oblast, Russia by month

January

If you go to Irkutsk Oblast in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Irkutsk Oblast in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Irkutsk Oblast in March, you will notice that it is biting cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Irkutsk Oblast is very cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

May

If you are traveling to Irkutsk Oblast in May, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Irkutsk Oblast in June, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

July

If you go to Irkutsk Oblast in July, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

Traveling to Irkutsk Oblast in August, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

September

If you go to Irkutsk Oblast in September, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Irkutsk Oblast in October, you will notice that it is frigid. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

November

November in this region is biting cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Irkutsk Oblast, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Irkutsk Oblast, 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 Irkutsk Oblast
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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