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

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

When to go to Okhotsk, Russia

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

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

January

January in Okhotsk can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

It snows regularly. 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:

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

February

If you are traveling to Okhotsk in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Okhotsk in March, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Okhotsk in April, you will notice that it is frosty and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Okhotsk during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk, 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 a bit less than half of the time and snow about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Okhotsk is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Okhotsk is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Okhotsk in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Okhotsk in September, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Okhotsk in November, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Okhotsk is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

It snows a bit less than half of the time. 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:

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

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

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

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