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

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

When to go to Syktyvkar, Russia

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Syktyvkar in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow nearly every day this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Syktyvkar can be bitter 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 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Syktyvkar is frosty and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Syktyvkar can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s 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 Syktyvkar, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Syktyvkar is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Syktyvkar, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

June

June in Syktyvkar is balmy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds 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:

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

July

July is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Syktyvkar is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Syktyvkar during September, you are likely to find that it is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Syktyvkar in October, you will notice that it is cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Syktyvkar in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow nearly every day this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Syktyvkar in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow almost every day.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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