Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

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

What to wear/what to pack for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia by month

January

In January, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, with of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces

February

February for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk can be bitter cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

March

If you are traveling to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in March, you will notice that it is freezing and very snowy. Expect it to snow about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

May

May for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk during June, you are likely to find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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:

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

July

July for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. 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:

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

October

If you vacation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk during October, you are likely to find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

November

November in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is beyond freezing 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 5 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows most days. 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

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

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