Yoshkar-Ola, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Yoshkar-Ola, Russia by month

January

January in this region can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Yoshkar-Ola in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Yoshkar-Ola in March, you will notice that it is freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Yoshkar-Ola in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Yoshkar-Ola in May, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

June

If you are traveling to Yoshkar-Ola in June, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

July here is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

August

August is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

September

If you go to Yoshkar-Ola in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

October

If you are traveling to Yoshkar-Ola in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is frosty. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yoshkar-Ola, 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 Yoshkar-Ola
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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