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

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

When to go to Magadan, Russia

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

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

January

January in Magadan is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Magadan can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Magadan is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Magadan is frigid and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Magadan, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Magadan during May, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Magadan is crisp 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Magadan during August, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Magadan is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. 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:

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

October

Traveling to Magadan in October, you will notice that it is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Magadan is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Magadan, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

In December, Magadan is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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