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

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

When to go to Makhachkala, Russia

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

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

January

In January, Makhachkala is frosty and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Makhachkala, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Makhachkala can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

It tends to rain regularly. It also snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Makhachkala is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Makhachkala in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Makhachkala during May, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses

August

August here is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

September

If you vacation in Makhachkala during September, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

October

In October, Makhachkala is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Makhachkala is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Makhachkala in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow once in a while.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Makhachkala, 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 Makhachkala
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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