Vitebsk, Belarus: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Vitebsk, Belarus

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

What to wear/what to pack for Vitebsk, Belarus by month

January

January in Vitebsk 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 about a third of the time.

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:

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

February

February here is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Vitebsk is pretty cool 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.

It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Vitebsk in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

July

In July, Vitebsk is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Vitebsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

August

If you are traveling to Vitebsk in August, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

September

In September, Vitebsk is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s 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 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Vitebsk, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Vitebsk can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Vitebsk is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Vitebsk, Belarus

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

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