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

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

When to go to Saratov, Russia

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

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

January

January in Saratov is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) to 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Saratov can be dangerously cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes.

It also snows about two thirds 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:

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

March

Traveling to Saratov in March, you will notice that it is frosty and somewhat snowy. 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:

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

April

April in Saratov can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Saratov is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into 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 Saratov, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

June

If you visit Saratov during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

July

July in Saratov is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

August

August is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

September

If you are traveling to Saratov in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Saratov 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. 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:

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

November

November in Saratov is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Saratov can be bitter cold and very snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) to 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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