Weather St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a humid continental climate type. Its summers are warm and winters, long, very cold and heavy snowfalls. Throughout the year the rains are abundant but higher concentration of these in the autumn months is given.

The climate varies greatly depending on the season, so it is important to be informed before traveling to load the appropriate luggage: the idea is to keep warm or carry luggage well that will not be used.

Spring takes place between the months of April and May. With low temperatures and possible snow in early April. Then the temperature will increase, reaching maximum of 16 ° C in May. In this season the rains are scarce.

Noches BlancasSummer is the best time to visit the city. The days are warm and last about eight hours. The rains are more abundant so it is advisable to carry an umbrella. July temperatures reach 22ªC. From late May, the spectacular weather event known as “White Nights” begins to occur.

During magical these days, the sun hardly goes down and the harsh light about 18 hours. It is a unique and unforgettable spectacle, and is accompanied by great celebrations in the city.

Between September and October autumn unfolds, down the hours of daylight and temperatures. In late October start snowfall. The average temperature in autumn is 9ªC. Rainfall, although slight, develop more continuous than in the rest of the way months.

During the winter, the surface of the frozen Neva river, preventing the navigation between the months of November and April. The coldest month is usually January with minimum of 11 ° C below zero.

Snowfall is abundant for 18 days, so it is recommended to pack plenty of warm clothing as possible. Keep in mind that almost all enclosed places have heating, so you have to wear comfortable clothes and less sheltered under wraps.