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

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

When to go to Tomsk, Russia

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

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

January

Traveling to Tomsk in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and extremely snowy. Expect it to snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Tomsk in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Tomsk in March, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and very snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Tomsk can be brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Tomsk, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Tomsk in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Tomsk is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Tomsk is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Tomsk is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Tomsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Tomsk in September, you will notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October is brisk, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Tomsk can be bitter cold and extremely snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C). It snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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