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Best time to visit Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The best time to visit Saint Petersburg is May-June

Saint Petersburg is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (84℉) in Saint Petersburg. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -8℃ (17℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Saint Petersburg during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Saint Petersburg falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in April instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Saint Petersburg, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Saint Petersburg seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Saint Petersburg as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Saint Petersburg is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Saint Petersburg

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Saint Petersburg for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Saint Petersburg climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Saint Petersburg for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Saint Petersburg in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 93%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in February

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average humidity: 94%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in March

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Saint Petersburg in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Saint Petersburg in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Saint Petersburg in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Saint Petersburg in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Saint Petersburg in October

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in November

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Saint Petersburg in December

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Saint Petersburg in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Saint Petersburg is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Saint Petersburg is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Saint Petersburg is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Saint Petersburg, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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