Climate in Russia

Filming in Krasnoyarsk in winterThe Climate in Russia highly depends on the exact city where you plan filming.

Moscow and Saint Petersburg have a humid continental climate. Saint Petersburg has a lot of influence from the Baltic see tha bring warm, wet and short summer and long cold winters. July and August temperatures can get up to +30C. The coldest month is February, temperatures may drop till -30C.

Baikal lake region (Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude) have temperatures between -20C and -40C during the whole January and February. Lake Baikal freezes at late December or January and keeps frozen till May. The best filming period is MArch as the temperatures are mild (between -5C and -15C and sunny).

VERY IMPORTANT! For filming in winter you need 3-4 times more batteries than you would normally take to a filming.

 

Climate data for Saint Petersburg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
10.2
(50.4)
14.9
(58.8)
25.3
(77.5)
30.9
(87.6)
34.6
(94.3)
35.3
(95.5)
37.1
(98.8)
30.4
(86.7)
21.0
(69.8)
12.3
(54.1)
10.9
(51.6)
37.1
(98.8)
Average high °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−3
(26.6)
2.0
(35.6)
9.3
(48.7)
16.0
(60.8)
20.0
(68.0)
23.0
(73.4)
20.8
(69.4)
15.0
(59.0)
8.6
(47.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
9.1
(48.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−5.8
(21.6)
−1.3
(29.7)
5.1
(41.2)
11.3
(52.3)
15.7
(60.3)
18.8
(65.8)
16.9
(62.4)
11.6
(52.9)
6.2
(43.2)
0.1
(32.2)
−3.7
(25.3)
5.78
(42.41)
Average low °C (°F) −8
(17.6)
−8.5
(16.7)
−4.2
(24.4)
1.5
(34.7)
7.0
(44.6)
11.7
(53.1)
15.0
(59.0)
13.5
(56.3)
8.8
(47.8)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
−6.1
(21.0)
2.7
(36.9)
Record low °C (°F) −35.9
(−32.6)
−35.2
(−31.4)
−29.9
(−21.8)
−21.8
(−7.2)
−6.6
(20.1)
0.1
(32.2)
4.9
(40.8)
1.3
(34.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
−12.9
(8.8)
−22.2
(−8.0)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−35.9
(−32.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.73)
33
(1.3)
37
(1.46)
31
(1.22)
46
(1.81)
71
(2.8)
79
(3.11)
83
(3.27)
64
(2.52)
67
(2.64)
56
(2.2)
51
(2.01)
662
(26.06)
Sunshine hours 21.7 53.2 124.0 180.0 260.4 276.0 266.6 213.9 129.0 71.3 24.0 12.4 1,632.5