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

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

When to go to Perm, Russia

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

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

January

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

It snows nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Insulated boots
  • Thick pajamas
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Coveralls
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Snow boots
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski jacket

February

February for Perm is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Snow boots
  • Coveralls
  • Thick pajamas
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Insulated boots
  • If you plan to ski, other ski equipment
  • High performance gloves
  • Thermal undergarments

March

Traveling to Perm in March, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Perm can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows a bit less than 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:

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

May

If you vacation in Perm during May, you are likely to find that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain boots
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

In June, Perm is balmy, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Perm, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Perm in July, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Perm in August, you will notice that it is mild and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Socks

September

September in Perm is crisp and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Perm in October, you will notice that it is brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Perm is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly.

It also snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is biting cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Perm, 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 Perm
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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