Seasons in Novosibirsk

Siberia is called for the real vastness and severe weather. That's why Novosibirsk which is located among the endless forests of Siberia have a sharply continental climate. By this rule there's a long frosty winter you can find out here, but also there's a short but warm summer.

If we can compare it with cities located in the same latitude, the weather in Novosibirsk is much more severe. The mountains are to blame - they stops the warm air which comes from the west and south.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Novosibirsk

Spring comes late enough. At the end of April, winter gradually recedes. It gives the sun to cope with mountains of snow around the buildings. Sometimes the Ob is flooded, filling all the low-lying areas with water. Sometimes, the climate of the Novosibirsk can present a different surprises like a snowfall in May or, conversely, a thaw in March. That's why you can walk in the puddles in the morning wearing a warm jacket, but in the evening you'll slide on the ice and blame yourself for not wearing better clothes.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Min average t°: -14 °C (6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 29 mm (1.1")
April
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: -3.5 °C (26 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 43 mm (1.7")
May
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 58 mm (2.3")

Spring Holidays

March 8: International Women’s Day

April 1st: April Fool’s Day

May 1st: Holiday of Spring and Labor
May 9: Victory Day

Summer in Novosibirsk

It's very difficult to describe the Summer as a usual season. The reason is the dry air, which can be difficult to breathe. But at the same time, you can meet heavy rains out there. These showers are possible in August and June. So we can call Summer as a short period in Novosibirsk. The average temperature for all this time is around +20 °C (68 °F).

The bird cherry blossoms, the lilacs smell, and the age-old birches rest against the sky. The only drawback is a large number of poplars. You can also meet late winter here in June - it can be a little snowy this time, but not for a long time.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +23 °C (74 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")
July
Max average t°: +25 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (56 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
August
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (51 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 49 mm (1.9")

Summer Holidays

The first summer month: City Day

June 1st: International Children's Day
June 12: National Russia’s Day
June 22: Day of Memory and Grief (beginning of WW II)

July 8: Day of Family, Love and Fidelity

August 22: State Flag Day of the Russian Federation
August 27: Day of Russian Cinema

Autumn in Novosibirsk

A full autumn beigins at the end of August. The days are becoming shorter and every night gets more cold. By the way, sun still warms, but long night gradually cool the earth. It's usually preparing Siberia for a difficult and long winter. The bulk of precipitation comes in the form of rain and snow from the north-western regions.

With Autumn the harvest time begins. Because the land is very fertile, and it's not difficult to grow any culture. So that's why for those plants that do not have a short summer, Siberian summer residents use heifers.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1.4")
October
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy/Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 46 mm (1.8")
November
Max average t°: -4 °C (24 °F)
Min average t°: -12 °C (10 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.8 hour
Snowy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")

Autumn Holidays

The first weekend of September: Day of the city of Moscow

September 1: Day of Knowledge
September 3: Day of solidarity in the fight against terrorism
September 27: World Tourism Day

October 1st: Day of Older Persons
October 30: Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression

November 4 – The Day of National Unity.
Last Sunday of November: Mother’s Day

Winter in Novosibirsk

In winter, the land is mostly covered with snow. It helps to avoid freezing of the soil. The air is very dry, the sky is clear so you can easity tolerate such cold temperatures like -30 °C ..-40 °C (-22 °F ..-40 °F).

Every guest who came here for the first time will be surprised that the fierce frost does not cause so much anxiety, as usual -10 C and a dank wind. But what you need to know - in March you can face a temperature of -15 °C (5 °F). This time you can see the bright sun which melts the snow on the roofs and forming drops.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: -11 °C (13 °F)
Min average t°: -19 °C (-3 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.3 hour
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1.7")
January
Max average t°: -13 °C (9 °F)
Min average t°: -22 °C (-7 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.6 hour
Snowy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.1")
February
Max average t°: -11 °C (12 °F)
Min average t°: -22 °C (-7 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Snowy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 20.5 mm (0.8")

Winter Holidays

December 9: Heroes of the Fatherland Day
December 12: Constitution Day of the Russian Federation
December 31: New Year’s Eve

January 1-6,8: New Year holidays
January 7: Christmas

February 23: Defender of the Fatherland Day


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