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

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

When to go to Yaroslavl, Russia

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

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

January

Traveling to Yaroslavl in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and very snowy. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow most days.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Yaroslavl is beyond freezing and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

This is also a rainy time for Yaroslavl, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Yaroslavl can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Yaroslavl, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Yaroslavl can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Yaroslavl is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Yaroslavl, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Yaroslavl is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 Yaroslavl, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Yaroslavl is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (low 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Yaroslavl during September, you are likely to find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Yaroslavl can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Yaroslavl is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

It also snows about half of the time. 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
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

December

December in Yaroslavl can be bitter 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 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:

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

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

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

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