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

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

When to go to Kunashir, Russia

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

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

January

January in Kunashir is frigid and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kunashir can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kunashir can be extremely cold and extremely snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Kunashir in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kunashir can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Kunashir is cold and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Kunashir is cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kunashir, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Kunashir during August, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s 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 most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kunashir can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kunashir is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s 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:

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

December

December is very cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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