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Best time to visit Sochi, Russia

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The best time to visit Sochi is May-June

While Sochi is a popular destination to visit all year round, May-June is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in Sochi. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 1℃ (35℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Sochi during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Sochi in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Sochi below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

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Sochi seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Sochi as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Sochi 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 Sochi

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 Sochi 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.

Sochi 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 Sochi 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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Sochi in January

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Sochi in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Sochi in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Sochi in April

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Sochi in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Sochi in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sochi in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sochi in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 8 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Sochi in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Sochi in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Sochi in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Sochi in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sochi in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Sochi is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Sochi is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Sochi is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sochi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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