Sakhalin Oblast, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sakhalin Oblast, Russia? If you're planning to go to Sakhalin Oblast, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Sakhalin Oblast, Russia

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

Important essentials for Sakhalin Oblast, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sakhalin Oblast, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Sakhalin Oblast, Russia by month

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January

Traveling to Sakhalin Oblast in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow almost every day of the month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February in Sakhalin Oblast can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows most days.

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March

March in this region can be bitter cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about two thirds of the time.

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April

April in Sakhalin Oblast is brisk and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also 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.

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May

May is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

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June

June for Sakhalin Oblast is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you visit Sakhalin Oblast during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

August in Sakhalin Oblast is balmy and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

In September, Sakhalin Oblast is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sakhalin Oblast, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

If you are traveling to Sakhalin Oblast in October, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Sakhalin Oblast is very cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

If you go to Sakhalin Oblast in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow almost every day of the month. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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